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What is the official name of the KANSL1 gene?
The official name of this gene is “KAT8 regulatory NSL complex subunit 1.”
KANSL1 is the gene's official symbol. The KANSL1 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 KANSL1 gene?
The KANSL1 gene provides instructions for making a member (subunit) of a group of interacting proteins called the KAT8 regulatory NSL complex. This complex is categorized as a histone acetyltransferase (HAT) complex. It helps regulate gene activity (expression) by modifying chromatin, the complex of DNA and protein that packages DNA into chromosomes.
The protein produced from the KANSL1 gene is found in most organs and tissues of the body before birth and throughout life. By its involvement in controlling the activity of other genes, this protein plays an important role in the development and function of many parts of the body.
How are changes in the KANSL1 gene related to health conditions?
Where is the KANSL1 gene located?
Cytogenetic Location: 17q21.31
Molecular Location on chromosome 17: base pairs 46,029,916 to 46,225,374
(Homo sapiens Annotation Release 107, GRCh38.p2) (
The KANSL1 gene is located on the long (q) arm of chromosome 17 at position 21.31.
More precisely, the KANSL1 gene is located from base pair 46,029,916 to base pair 46,225,374 on chromosome 17.
See How do geneticists indicate the location of a gene? in the Handbook.
Where can I find additional information about KANSL1?
You and your healthcare professional may find the following resources about KANSL1 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 KANSL1 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 KANSL1?
You may find definitions for these and many other terms in the Genetics Home Reference Glossary.
See also Understanding Medical Terminology.
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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.