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What is the official name of the DFNA5 gene?
The official name of this gene is “deafness, autosomal dominant 5.”
DFNA5 is the gene's official symbol. The DFNA5 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 DFNA5 gene?
The DFNA5 gene provides instructions for producing the DFNA5 protein, which appears to be important for normal hearing. Researchers believe that this protein plays a role in the development and maintenance of the cochlea, a snail-shaped structure in the inner ear that converts sound waves into nerve impulses. The specific function of this protein is not known, however.
How are changes in the DFNA5 gene related to health conditions?
Where is the DFNA5 gene located?
Cytogenetic Location: 7p15
Molecular Location on chromosome 7: base pairs 24,737,973 to 24,797,638
The DFNA5 gene is located on the short (p) arm of chromosome 7 at position 15.
More precisely, the DFNA5 gene is located from base pair 24,737,973 to base pair 24,797,638 on chromosome 7.
See How do geneticists indicate the location of a gene? in the Handbook.
Where can I find additional information about DFNA5?
You and your healthcare professional may find the following resources about DFNA5 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 DFNA5 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 DFNA5?
You may find definitions for these and many other terms in the Genetics Home Reference Glossary.
See also Understanding Medical Terminology.
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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.