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What is the official name of the TYK2 gene?
The official name of this gene is “tyrosine kinase 2.”
TYK2 is the gene's official symbol. The TYK2 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 TYK2 gene?
How are changes in the TYK2 gene related to health conditions?
Where is the TYK2 gene located?
Cytogenetic Location: 19p13.2
Molecular Location on chromosome 19: base pairs 10,350,528 to 10,380,572
(Homo sapiens Annotation Release 107, GRCh38.p2) (
The TYK2 gene is located on the short (p) arm of chromosome 19 at position 13.2.
More precisely, the TYK2 gene is located from base pair 10,350,528 to base pair 10,380,572 on chromosome 19.
See How do geneticists indicate the location of a gene? in the Handbook.
Where can I find additional information about TYK2?
You and your healthcare professional may find the following resources about TYK2 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 TYK2 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 TYK2?
cytokine ; deficiency ; domain ; gene ; IFN ; immunodeficiency ; immunoglobulin ; intracellular ; kinase ; mutation ; pneumonia ; protein ; receptor ; signal transduction ; syndrome ; transduction ; tyrosine
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.