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What is the official name of the NOS3 gene?
The official name of this gene is “nitric oxide synthase 3 (endothelial cell).”
NOS3 is the gene's official symbol. The NOS3 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 NOS3 gene?
How are changes in the NOS3 gene related to health conditions?
Where is the NOS3 gene located?
Cytogenetic Location: 7q36
Molecular Location on chromosome 7: base pairs 150,991,055 to 151,014,943
The NOS3 gene is located on the long (q) arm of chromosome 7 at position 36.
More precisely, the NOS3 gene is located from base pair 150,991,055 to base pair 151,014,943 on chromosome 7.
See How do geneticists indicate the location of a gene? in the Handbook.
Where can I find additional information about NOS3?
You and your healthcare professional may find the following resources about NOS3 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 NOS3 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 NOS3?
angiogenesis ; antimicrobial ; arginine ; blood clotting ; clotting ; coronary ; gene ; growth factor ; hypertension ; isoforms ; L-arginine ; platelets ; signal transduction ; susceptibility ; transcript ; transduction ; vascular
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.