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What is the official name of the NEXN gene?
The official name of this gene is “nexilin (F actin binding protein).”
NEXN is the gene's official symbol. The NEXN 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 NEXN gene?
How are changes in the NEXN gene related to health conditions?
Where is the NEXN gene located?
Cytogenetic Location: 1p31.1
Molecular Location on chromosome 1: base pairs 77,888,515 to 77,948,643
(Homo sapiens Annotation Release 107, GRCh38.p2) (
The NEXN gene is located on the short (p) arm of chromosome 1 at position 31.1.
More precisely, the NEXN gene is located from base pair 77,888,515 to base pair 77,948,643 on chromosome 1.
See How do geneticists indicate the location of a gene? in the Handbook.
Where can I find additional information about NEXN?
You and your healthcare professional may find the following resources about NEXN 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 NEXN 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 NEXN?
actin ; arrhythmia ; benign ; cardiac ; cardiomyopathy ; cell ; cell adhesion ; cytoskeleton ; dilated ; dilation ; dyspnea ; familial ; gene ; heart failure ; hereditary ; hypertrophic ; hypertrophy ; intrafamilial variability ; palpitations ; protein ; sarcomere ; septum ; syncope ; 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.