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What is the official name of the MCPH1 gene?
The official name of this gene is “microcephalin 1.”
MCPH1 is the gene's official symbol. The MCPH1 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 MCPH1 gene?
How are changes in the MCPH1 gene related to health conditions?
Where is the MCPH1 gene located?
Cytogenetic Location: 8p23.1
Molecular Location on chromosome 8: base pairs 6,406,591 to 6,643,618
The MCPH1 gene is located on the short (p) arm of chromosome 8 at position 23.1.
More precisely, the MCPH1 gene is located from base pair 6,406,591 to base pair 6,643,618 on chromosome 8.
See How do geneticists indicate the location of a gene? in the Handbook.
Where can I find additional information about MCPH1?
You and your healthcare professional may find the following resources about MCPH1 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 MCPH1 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 MCPH1?
autosomal ; autosomal recessive ; cerebral cortex ; chromosome ; degenerative ; DNA ; DNA damage ; gene ; kinase ; metaphase ; microcephaly ; neurological ; phosphorylation ; prophase ; protein ; recessive ; short stature ; stature ; syndrome ; 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.