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What is the official name of the VCL gene?
The official name of this gene is “vinculin.”
VCL is the gene's official symbol. The VCL 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 VCL gene?
How are changes in the VCL gene related to health conditions?
Where is the VCL gene located?
Cytogenetic Location: 10q22.2
Molecular Location on chromosome 10: base pairs 73,998,077 to 74,120,159
The VCL gene is located on the long (q) arm of chromosome 10 at position 22.2.
More precisely, the VCL gene is located from base pair 73,998,077 to base pair 74,120,159 on chromosome 10.
See How do geneticists indicate the location of a gene? in the Handbook.
Where can I find additional information about VCL?
You and your healthcare professional may find the following resources about VCL 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 VCL 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 VCL?
actin ; arrhythmia ; benign ; cardiac ; cardiomyopathy ; cell ; cell adhesion ; dilated ; dilation ; dyspnea ; familial ; gene ; heart failure ; hereditary ; hypertrophic ; hypertrophy ; intrafamilial variability ; morphology ; palpitations ; protein ; septum ; syncope ; transcript
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.