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What is the official name of the TNF gene?
The official name of this gene is “tumor necrosis factor.”
TNF is the gene's official symbol. The TNF 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 TNF gene?
How are changes in the TNF gene related to health conditions?
Where is the TNF gene located?
Cytogenetic Location: 6p21.3
Molecular Location on chromosome 6: base pairs 31,575,566 to 31,578,335
The TNF gene is located on the short (p) arm of chromosome 6 at position 21.3.
More precisely, the TNF gene is located from base pair 31,575,566 to base pair 31,578,335 on chromosome 6.
See How do geneticists indicate the location of a gene? in the Handbook.
Where can I find additional information about TNF?
You and your healthcare professional may find the following resources about TNF 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 TNF 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 TNF?
apoptosis ; arthritis ; autoimmune ; cachexia ; cancer ; cell ; cell proliferation ; coagulation ; cytokine ; dephosphorylation ; differentiation ; domain ; fever ; gene ; insulin ; insulin resistance ; intracellular ; lipid ; malaria ; metabolism ; migraine ; mutation ; necrosis ; neutrophils ; phosphatase ; polymorphism ; proliferation ; protein ; psoriasis ; secretion ; ser ; spectrum ; spondylitis ; susceptibility ; T-cells ; tumor
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.