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What is the official name of the MYL3 gene?
The official name of this gene is “myosin, light chain 3, alkali; ventricular, skeletal, slow.”
MYL3 is the gene's official symbol. The MYL3 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 MYL3 gene?
How are changes in the MYL3 gene related to health conditions?
Where is the MYL3 gene located?
Cytogenetic Location: 3p21.3-p21.2
Molecular Location on chromosome 3: base pairs 46,857,867 to 46,863,483
(Homo sapiens Annotation Release 107, GRCh38.p2) (
The MYL3 gene is located on the short (p) arm of chromosome 3 between positions 21.3 and 21.2.
More precisely, the MYL3 gene is located from base pair 46,857,867 to base pair 46,863,483 on chromosome 3.
See How do geneticists indicate the location of a gene? in the Handbook.
Where can I find additional information about MYL3?
You and your healthcare professional may find the following resources about MYL3 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 MYL3 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 MYL3?
benign ; calcium ; cardiac ; cardiomyopathy ; dyspnea ; familial ; gene ; hereditary ; hypertrophic ; hypertrophy ; intrafamilial variability ; myosin ; myosin light chain ; palpitations ; septum ; skeletal muscle ; syncope
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.