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What is the official name of the LIPC gene?
The official name of this gene is “lipase, hepatic.”
LIPC is the gene's official symbol. The LIPC 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 LIPC gene?
How are changes in the LIPC gene related to health conditions?
Where is the LIPC gene located?
Cytogenetic Location: 15q21-q23
Molecular Location on chromosome 15: base pairs 58,702,952 to 58,861,072
The LIPC gene is located on the long (q) arm of chromosome 15 between positions 21 and 23.
More precisely, the LIPC gene is located from base pair 58,702,952 to base pair 58,861,072 on chromosome 15.
See How do geneticists indicate the location of a gene? in the Handbook.
Where can I find additional information about LIPC?
You and your healthcare professional may find the following resources about LIPC 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 LIPC 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 LIPC?
cholesterol ; CoA ; deficiency ; diabetes ; diabetes mellitus ; enzyme ; expressed ; gene ; HDL ; hepatic ; hydrolase ; hydrolysis ; ligand ; lipase ; lipoprotein ; locus ; metabolism ; mutation ; polymorphism ; receptor ; trait ; triglycerides
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.