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What is the official name of the SP110 gene?
The official name of this gene is “SP110 nuclear body protein.”
SP110 is the gene's official symbol. The SP110 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 SP110 gene?
The SP110 gene provides instructions for making a protein called SP110 nuclear body protein, which is a component of cellular structures called nuclear bodies. Nuclear bodies are located within the nuclei of cells, where they help control the activity of certain genes. Nuclear bodies are also involved in the regulation of cell division, the self-destruction of cells that are damaged or no longer needed (apoptosis), and the normal function of the immune system.
SP110 nuclear body protein is active primarily in immune system cells called leukocytes and in the spleen. It likely helps regulate the activity of genes needed for the body's immune response to foreign invaders (such as viruses and bacteria).
How are changes in the SP110 gene related to health conditions?
Where is the SP110 gene located?
Cytogenetic Location: 2q37.1
Molecular Location on chromosome 2: base pairs 230,167,841 to 230,225,728
The SP110 gene is located on the long (q) arm of chromosome 2 at position 37.1.
More precisely, the SP110 gene is located from base pair 230,167,841 to base pair 230,225,728 on chromosome 2.
See How do geneticists indicate the location of a gene? in the Handbook.
Where can I find additional information about SP110?
You and your healthcare professional may find the following resources about SP110 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 SP110 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 SP110?
apoptosis ; bacteria ; cell ; cell division ; fibrosis ; gene ; hepatic ; immune response ; immune system ; immunodeficiency ; infection ; leukemia ; liver failure ; mycobacterium ; phosphoprotein ; protein ; pulmonary ; receptor ; risk factors ; tissue ; tuberculosis ; veno-occlusive disease
You may find definitions for these and many other terms in the Genetics Home Reference Glossary.
See also Understanding Medical Terminology.
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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.