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What is the official name of the MGP gene?
The official name of this gene is “matrix Gla protein.”
MGP is the gene's official symbol. The MGP 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 MGP gene?
How are changes in the MGP gene related to health conditions?
Where is the MGP gene located?
Cytogenetic Location: 12p12.3
Molecular Location on chromosome 12: base pairs 14,881,180 to 14,885,918
The MGP gene is located on the short (p) arm of chromosome 12 at position 12.3.
More precisely, the MGP gene is located from base pair 14,881,180 to base pair 14,885,918 on chromosome 12.
See How do geneticists indicate the location of a gene? in the Handbook.
Where can I find additional information about MGP?
You and your healthcare professional may find the following resources about MGP 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 MGP 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 MGP?
autosomal ; autosomal recessive ; bone formation ; calcification ; cartilage ; gene ; hypoplasia ; isoforms ; peripheral ; protein ; pulmonary ; pulmonary stenosis ; recessive ; stenosis ; 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.