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What is the official name of the MERTK gene?
The official name of this gene is “c-mer proto-oncogene tyrosine kinase.”
MERTK is the gene's official symbol. The MERTK 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 MERTK gene?
How are changes in the MERTK gene related to health conditions?
Where is the MERTK gene located?
Cytogenetic Location: 2q14.1
Molecular Location on chromosome 2: base pairs 112,656,055 to 112,797,292
The MERTK gene is located on the long (q) arm of chromosome 2 at position 14.1.
More precisely, the MERTK gene is located from base pair 112,656,055 to base pair 112,797,292 on chromosome 2.
See How do geneticists indicate the location of a gene? in the Handbook.
Where can I find additional information about MERTK?
You and your healthcare professional may find the following resources about MERTK 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 MERTK 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 MERTK?
autosomal ; autosomal recessive ; cell ; cytokine ; cytoplasm ; cytoskeleton ; differentiation ; domain ; epithelium ; extracellular ; extracellular matrix ; gene ; immune response ; immunoglobulin ; intracellular ; kinase ; ligand ; macrophage ; phagocytosis ; phosphorylation ; pigment ; protein ; receptor ; recessive ; retina ; transmembrane ; tyrosine
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.