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What is the official name of the A2M gene?
The official name of this gene is “alpha-2-macroglobulin.”
A2M is the gene's official symbol. The A2M 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 A2M gene?
How are changes in the A2M gene related to health conditions?
Where is the A2M gene located?
Cytogenetic Location: 12p13.31
Molecular Location on chromosome 12: base pairs 9,067,707 to 9,115,961
The A2M gene is located on the short (p) arm of chromosome 12 at position 13.31.
More precisely, the A2M gene is located from base pair 9,067,707 to base pair 9,115,961 on chromosome 12.
See How do geneticists indicate the location of a gene? in the Handbook.
Where can I find additional information about A2M?
You and your healthcare professional may find the following resources about A2M 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 A2M 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 A2M?
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.