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What is the official name of the MAOA gene?
The official name of this gene is “monoamine oxidase A.”
MAOA is the gene's official symbol. The MAOA 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 MAOA gene?
How are changes in the MAOA gene related to health conditions?
Where is the MAOA gene located?
Cytogenetic Location: Xp11.3
Molecular Location on the X chromosome: base pairs 43,654,906 to 43,746,823
The MAOA gene is located on the short (p) arm of the X chromosome at position 11.3.
More precisely, the MAOA gene is located from base pair 43,654,906 to base pair 43,746,823 on the X chromosome.
See How do geneticists indicate the location of a gene? in the Handbook.
Where can I find additional information about MAOA?
You and your healthcare professional may find the following resources about MAOA 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 MAOA 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 MAOA?
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.