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What is the official name of the IRF8 gene?
The official name of this gene is “interferon regulatory factor 8.”
IRF8 is the gene's official symbol. The IRF8 gene is also known by other names, listed below.
Read more about gene names and symbols on the About page.
What is the normal function of the IRF8 gene?
How are changes in the IRF8 gene related to health conditions?
Where is the IRF8 gene located?
Cytogenetic Location: 16q24.1
Molecular Location on chromosome 16: base pairs 85,899,168 to 85,922,606
(Homo sapiens Annotation Release 107, GRCh38.p2) (
The IRF8 gene is located on the long (q) arm of chromosome 16 at position 24.1.
More precisely, the IRF8 gene is located from base pair 85,899,168 to base pair 85,922,606 on chromosome 16.
See How do geneticists indicate the location of a gene? in the Handbook.
Where can I find additional information about IRF8?
You and your healthcare professional may find the following resources about IRF8 helpful.
You may also be interested in these resources, which are designed for genetics professionals and researchers.
What other names do people use for the IRF8 gene or gene products?
See How are genetic conditions and genes named? in the Handbook.
Where can I find general information about genes?
The Handbook provides basic information about genetics in clear language.
These links provide additional genetics resources that may be useful.
What glossary definitions help with understanding IRF8?
autosomal ; autosomal dominant ; autosomal recessive ; candidiasis ; cell ; class ; consensus sequence ; deficiency ; dendritic cell ; differentiation ; DNA ; domain ; gene ; IFN ; immune system ; immunodeficiency ; infection ; MHC ; monocyte ; myeloid ; peripheral ; phenotype ; protein ; recessive ; susceptibility ; transcription ; transcription factor
You may find definitions for these and many other terms in the Genetics Home Reference Glossary.
See also Understanding Medical Terminology.
The resources on this site should not be used as a substitute for professional medical care or advice. Users seeking information about a personal genetic disease, syndrome, or condition should consult with a qualified healthcare professional. See How can I find a genetics professional in my area? in the Handbook.