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What is the official name of the OAS1 gene?
The official name of this gene is “2'-5'-oligoadenylate synthetase 1, 40/46kDa.”
OAS1 is the gene's official symbol. The OAS1 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 OAS1 gene?
How are changes in the OAS1 gene related to health conditions?
Where is the OAS1 gene located?
Cytogenetic Location: 12q24.2
Molecular Location on chromosome 12: base pairs 112,906,933 to 112,919,906
The OAS1 gene is located on the long (q) arm of chromosome 12 at position 24.2.
More precisely, the OAS1 gene is located from base pair 112,906,933 to base pair 112,919,906 on chromosome 12.
See How do geneticists indicate the location of a gene? in the Handbook.
Where can I find additional information about OAS1?
You may also be interested in these resources, which are designed for genetics professionals and researchers.
What other names do people use for the OAS1 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 OAS1?
adenosine triphosphate ; apoptosis ; ATP ; cell ; chromosome ; diabetes ; diabetes mellitus ; differentiation ; enzyme ; gene ; gene regulation ; immune response ; infection ; interferons ; isoforms ; mediate ; protein ; RNA ; susceptibility ; synthesis ; transcript ; virus
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.