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What is the official name of the MYL2 gene?
The official name of this gene is “myosin, light chain 2, regulatory, cardiac, slow.”
MYL2 is the gene's official symbol. The MYL2 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 MYL2 gene?
How are changes in the MYL2 gene related to health conditions?
Where is the MYL2 gene located?
Cytogenetic Location: 12q24.11
Molecular Location on chromosome 12: base pairs 110,910,818 to 110,920,599
The MYL2 gene is located on the long (q) arm of chromosome 12 at position 24.11.
More precisely, the MYL2 gene is located from base pair 110,910,818 to base pair 110,920,599 on chromosome 12.
See How do geneticists indicate the location of a gene? in the Handbook.
Where can I find additional information about MYL2?
You and your healthcare professional may find the following resources about MYL2 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 MYL2 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 MYL2?
benign ; Ca ; cardiac ; cardiomyopathy ; contraction ; dyspnea ; familial ; gene ; hereditary ; hypertrophic ; hypertrophy ; intrafamilial variability ; myosin ; palpitations ; phosphorylation ; septum ; syncope
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.