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What is the official name of the SLC6A4 gene?
The official name of this gene is “solute carrier family 6 (neurotransmitter transporter), member 4.”
SLC6A4 is the gene's official symbol. The SLC6A4 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 SLC6A4 gene?
How are changes in the SLC6A4 gene related to health conditions?
Where is the SLC6A4 gene located?
Cytogenetic Location: 17q11.2
Molecular Location on chromosome 17: base pairs 30,194,318 to 30,235,967
The SLC6A4 gene is located on the long (q) arm of chromosome 17 at position 11.2.
More precisely, the SLC6A4 gene is located from base pair 30,194,318 to base pair 30,235,967 on chromosome 17.
See How do geneticists indicate the location of a gene? in the Handbook.
Where can I find additional information about SLC6A4?
You and your healthcare professional may find the following resources about SLC6A4 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 SLC6A4 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 SLC6A4?
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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.