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What is the official name of the REL gene?
The official name of this gene is “v-rel avian reticuloendotheliosis viral oncogene homolog.”
REL is the gene's official symbol. The REL 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 REL gene?
How are changes in the REL gene related to health conditions?
Where is the REL gene located?
Cytogenetic Location: 2p13-p12
Molecular Location on chromosome 2: base pairs 60,881,573 to 60,944,283
The REL gene is located on the short (p) arm of chromosome 2 between positions 13 and 12.
More precisely, the REL gene is located from base pair 60,881,573 to base pair 60,944,283 on chromosome 2.
See How do geneticists indicate the location of a gene? in the Handbook.
Where can I find additional information about REL?
You may also be interested in these resources, which are designed for genetics professionals and researchers.
What other names do people use for the REL 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 REL?
alternative splicing ; apoptosis ; arthritis ; cell ; colitis ; cytoplasm ; differentiation ; dimer ; DNA ; domain ; gene ; homology ; immune response ; immunoglobulin ; inflammation ; isoforms ; lymphoma ; mutation ; nucleotide ; nucleus ; oncogene ; pleiotropic ; proliferation ; protein ; proto-oncogene ; specificity ; splicing ; susceptibility ; transcript ; transcription ; transcription factor
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.