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What is the official name of the LAMA4 gene?
The official name of this gene is “laminin subunit alpha 4.”
LAMA4 is the gene's official symbol. The LAMA4 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 LAMA4 gene?
How are changes in the LAMA4 gene related to health conditions?
Where is the LAMA4 gene located?
Cytogenetic Location: 6q21
Molecular Location on chromosome 6: base pairs 112,107,931 to 112,254,722
(Homo sapiens Annotation Release 107, GRCh38.p2) (
The LAMA4 gene is located on the long (q) arm of chromosome 6 at position 21.
More precisely, the LAMA4 gene is located from base pair 112,107,931 to base pair 112,254,722 on chromosome 6.
See How do geneticists indicate the location of a gene? in the Handbook.
Where can I find additional information about LAMA4?
You and your healthcare professional may find the following resources about LAMA4 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 LAMA4 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 LAMA4?
alternative splicing ; arrhythmia ; basement membranes ; cardiomyopathy ; cell ; cell adhesion ; differentiation ; dilated ; dilation ; domain ; embryonic ; extracellular ; extracellular matrix ; gene ; glycoproteins ; heart failure ; in vivo ; isoforms ; mediate ; metastasis ; neurite ; protein ; receptor ; RNA ; splicing ; tissue ; transcript
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.