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What is the official name of the LIFR gene?
The official name of this gene is “leukemia inhibitory factor receptor alpha.”
LIFR is the gene's official symbol. The LIFR 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 LIFR gene?
How are changes in the LIFR gene related to health conditions?
Where is the LIFR gene located?
Cytogenetic Location: 5p13-p12
Molecular Location on chromosome 5: base pairs 38,475,064 to 38,595,506
The LIFR gene is located on the short (p) arm of chromosome 5 between positions 13 and 12.
More precisely, the LIFR gene is located from base pair 38,475,064 to base pair 38,595,506 on chromosome 5.
See How do geneticists indicate the location of a gene? in the Handbook.
Where can I find additional information about LIFR?
You and your healthcare professional may find the following resources about LIFR 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 LIFR 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 LIFR?
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.