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What is the official name of the AIP gene?
The official name of this gene is “aryl hydrocarbon receptor interacting protein.”
AIP is the gene's official symbol. The AIP 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 AIP gene?
The AIP gene provides instructions for making a protein called aryl hydrocarbon receptor-interacting protein (AIP). Although AIP's function is not well understood, it is known to interact with numerous other proteins, including one called the aryl hydrocarbon receptor. Through these interactions, AIP likely helps regulate certain cell processes, such as the growth and division (proliferation) of cells, the process by which cells mature to carry out specific functions (differentiation), and cell survival. This protein is thought to act as a tumor suppressor, which means it normally helps prevent cells from proliferating in an uncontrolled way.
How are changes in the AIP gene related to health conditions?
Where is the AIP gene located?
Cytogenetic Location: 11q13.3
Molecular Location on chromosome 11: base pairs 67,250,504 to 67,258,578
The AIP gene is located on the long (q) arm of chromosome 11 at position 13.3.
More precisely, the AIP gene is located from base pair 67,250,504 to base pair 67,258,578 on chromosome 11.
See How do geneticists indicate the location of a gene? in the Handbook.
Where can I find additional information about AIP?
You and your healthcare professional may find the following resources about AIP 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 AIP 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 AIP?
acids ; adenoma ; cell ; cell proliferation ; differentiation ; familial ; gene ; growth hormone ; hormone ; mutation ; pituitary gland ; proliferating ; proliferation ; protein ; receptor ; somatotropin ; sporadic ; tumor
You may find definitions for these and many other terms in the Genetics Home Reference Glossary.
See also Understanding Medical Terminology.
References (10 links)
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.