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What is the official name of the KIF5A gene?
The official name of this gene is “kinesin family member 5A.”
KIF5A is the gene's official symbol. The KIF5A 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 KIF5A gene?
How are changes in the KIF5A gene related to health conditions?
Where is the KIF5A gene located?
Cytogenetic Location: 12q13.13
Molecular Location on chromosome 12: base pairs 57,550,063 to 57,584,770
The KIF5A gene is located on the long (q) arm of chromosome 12 at position 13.13.
More precisely, the KIF5A gene is located from base pair 57,550,063 to base pair 57,584,770 on chromosome 12.
See How do geneticists indicate the location of a gene? in the Handbook.
Where can I find additional information about KIF5A?
You and your healthcare professional may find the following resources about KIF5A 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 KIF5A 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 KIF5A?
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.