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What is the official name of the MAFB gene?
The official name of this gene is “v-maf avian musculoaponeurotic fibrosarcoma oncogene homolog B.”
MAFB is the gene's official symbol. The MAFB 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 MAFB gene?
How are changes in the MAFB gene related to health conditions?
Where is the MAFB gene located?
Cytogenetic Location: 20q12
Molecular Location on chromosome 20: base pairs 40,685,847 to 40,689,239
The MAFB gene is located on the long (q) arm of chromosome 20 at position 12.
More precisely, the MAFB gene is located from base pair 40,685,847 to base pair 40,689,239 on chromosome 20.
See How do geneticists indicate the location of a gene? in the Handbook.
Where can I find additional information about MAFB?
You and your healthcare professional may find the following resources about MAFB 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 MAFB 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 MAFB?
arthritis ; cell ; chronic ; differentiation ; gene ; insulin ; juvenile ; leucine ; lineage ; macrophage ; mental retardation ; myeloid ; nephropathy ; oncogene ; osteoclast ; promoter ; protein ; renal ; repressor ; syndrome ; transcription ; transcription factor ; tumor
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.