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What is the official name of the BLK gene?
The official name of this gene is “B lymphoid tyrosine kinase.”
BLK is the gene's official symbol. The BLK 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 BLK gene?
How are changes in the BLK gene related to health conditions?
Where is the BLK gene located?
Cytogenetic Location: 8p23-p22
Molecular Location on chromosome 8: base pairs 11,494,011 to 11,564,598
The BLK gene is located on the short (p) arm of chromosome 8 between positions 23 and 22.
More precisely, the BLK gene is located from base pair 11,494,011 to base pair 11,564,598 on chromosome 8.
See How do geneticists indicate the location of a gene? in the Handbook.
Where can I find additional information about BLK?
You and your healthcare professional may find the following resources about BLK 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 BLK 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 BLK?
apoptosis ; autosomal ; autosomal dominant ; cell ; cell proliferation ; diabetes ; differentiation ; gene ; glucose ; immunoglobulin ; inheritance ; insulin ; kinase ; lymphocyte ; mode of inheritance ; pancreatic ; proliferation ; protein ; receptor ; secretion ; synthesis ; transcription ; Tyr ; 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.