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What is the official name of the KARS gene?
The official name of this gene is “lysyl-tRNA synthetase.”
KARS is the gene's official symbol. The KARS 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 KARS gene?
How are changes in the KARS gene related to health conditions?
Where is the KARS gene located?
Cytogenetic Location: 16q23.1
Molecular Location on chromosome 16: base pairs 75,627,723 to 75,647,686
The KARS gene is located on the long (q) arm of chromosome 16 at position 23.1.
More precisely, the KARS gene is located from base pair 75,627,723 to base pair 75,647,686 on chromosome 16.
See How do geneticists indicate the location of a gene? in the Handbook.
Where can I find additional information about KARS?
You and your healthcare professional may find the following resources about KARS 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 KARS 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 KARS?
acids ; amino acid ; ATP ; atrophy ; autoimmune ; autosomal ; autosomal recessive ; bilateral ; class ; cytoplasm ; distal ; gene ; HIV ; immune response ; isoforms ; Lys ; median nerve ; molecule ; monocyte ; motor ; nervous system ; peripheral ; peripheral nervous system ; prelingual ; primer ; protein ; recessive ; synthesis ; synthetases ; transcript ; transcription ; tRNA ; virus
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.