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What is the official name of the SCGB3A2 gene?

The official name of this gene is “secretoglobin, family 3A, member 2.”

SCGB3A2 is the gene's official symbol. The SCGB3A2 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 SCGB3A2 gene?

From NCBI GeneThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference.:

The protein encoded by this gene is a secreted lung surfactant protein and a downstream target of thyroid transcription factor. A single nucleotide polymorphism in the promoter of this gene results in susceptibility to asthma.[provided by RefSeq, Mar 2010]

How are changes in the SCGB3A2 gene related to health conditions?

Genetics Home Reference provides information about Graves disease, which is associated with changes in the SCGB3A2 gene.
NCBI GeneThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. lists the following diseases or traits (phenotypes) known or believed to be associated with changes in the SCGB3A2 gene.
  • Asthma, susceptibility to
OMIM.orgThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference., a catalog designed for genetics professionals and researchers, provides the following information about the SCGB3A2 gene and its association with health conditions.

Where is the SCGB3A2 gene located?

Cytogenetic Location: 5q32

Molecular Location on chromosome 5: base pairs 147,878,710 to 147,882,192

The SCGB3A2 gene is located on the long (q) arm of chromosome 5 at position 32.

The SCGB3A2 gene is located on the long (q) arm of chromosome 5 at position 32.

More precisely, the SCGB3A2 gene is located from base pair 147,878,710 to base pair 147,882,192 on chromosome 5.

See How do geneticists indicate the location of a gene? in the Handbook.

Where can I find additional information about SCGB3A2?

You and your healthcare professional may find the following resources about SCGB3A2 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 SCGB3A2 gene or gene products?

  • LU103
  • PNSP1
  • pnSP-1
  • UGRP1

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 SCGB3A2?

gene ; nucleotide ; polymorphism ; promoter ; protein ; single nucleotide polymorphism ; susceptibility ; thyroid ; transcription ; transcription factor

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.

Published: October 5, 2015