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What is the official name of the MYO15A gene?
The official name of this gene is “myosin XVA.”
MYO15A is the gene's official symbol. The MYO15A 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 MYO15A gene?
How are changes in the MYO15A gene related to health conditions?
Where is the MYO15A gene located?
Cytogenetic Location: 17p11.2
Molecular Location on chromosome 17: base pairs 18,108,706 to 18,180,225
(Homo sapiens Annotation Release 107, GRCh38.p2) (
The MYO15A gene is located on the short (p) arm of chromosome 17 at position 11.2.
More precisely, the MYO15A gene is located from base pair 18,108,706 to base pair 18,180,225 on chromosome 17.
See How do geneticists indicate the location of a gene? in the Handbook.
Where can I find additional information about MYO15A?
You and your healthcare professional may find the following resources about MYO15A 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 MYO15A 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 MYO15A?
actin ; autosomal ; autosomal recessive ; chromosome ; cochlea ; congenital ; domain ; gene ; hair cells ; intracellular ; motor ; myosin ; protein ; recessive ; sensorineural ; sensorineural hearing loss ; 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.