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What is the official name of the CIITA gene?
The official name of this gene is “class II, major histocompatibility complex, transactivator.”
CIITA is the gene's official symbol. The CIITA 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 CIITA gene?
How are changes in the CIITA gene related to health conditions?
Where is the CIITA gene located?
Cytogenetic Location: 16p13
Molecular Location on chromosome 16: base pairs 10,866,211 to 10,941,448
The CIITA gene is located on the short (p) arm of chromosome 16 at position 13.
More precisely, the CIITA gene is located from base pair 10,866,211 to base pair 10,941,448 on chromosome 16.
See How do geneticists indicate the location of a gene? in the Handbook.
Where can I find additional information about CIITA?
You and your healthcare professional may find the following resources about CIITA 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 CIITA 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 CIITA?
antibody ; antigens ; arthritis ; cell ; class ; constitutive ; deficiency ; DNA ; domain ; gene ; gene transcription ; GTP ; hereditary ; histone ; HLA ; HLA antigens ; immunodeficiency ; infarction ; in vitro ; isoforms ; kinase ; leucine ; lymphocyte ; MHC ; mutation ; myocardial ; myocardial infarction ; nucleus ; promoter ; protein ; proximal ; sclerosis ; ser ; serine ; subunit ; susceptibility ; syndrome ; threonine ; transcript ; transcription ; transcription factor
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.