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What is the official name of the SPTA1 gene?
The official name of this gene is “spectrin, alpha, erythrocytic 1 (elliptocytosis 2).”
SPTA1 is the gene's official symbol. The SPTA1 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 SPTA1 gene?
How are changes in the SPTA1 gene related to health conditions?
Where is the SPTA1 gene located?
Cytogenetic Location: 1q21
Molecular Location on chromosome 1: base pairs 158,580,495 to 158,656,505
The SPTA1 gene is located on the long (q) arm of chromosome 1 at position 21.
More precisely, the SPTA1 gene is located from base pair 158,580,495 to base pair 158,656,505 on chromosome 1.
See How do geneticists indicate the location of a gene? in the Handbook.
Where can I find additional information about SPTA1?
You and your healthcare professional may find the following resources about SPTA1 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 SPTA1 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 SPTA1?
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.