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What is the official name of the SYNE1 gene?
The official name of this gene is “spectrin repeat containing, nuclear envelope 1.”
SYNE1 is the gene's official symbol. The SYNE1 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 SYNE1 gene?
The SYNE1 gene provides instructions for making a protein called Syne-1 that is found in many tissues, but it seems to be especially critical in the brain. The Syne-1 protein plays a role in the maintenance of the part of the brain that coordinates movement (the cerebellum). The Syne-1 protein is active (expressed) in Purkinje cells, which are located in the cerebellum and are involved in chemical signaling between nerve cells (neurons). The protein is thought to attach the membrane of Purkinje cells to the actin cytoskeleton, which is a network of fibers that make up the cell's structural framework. It is not clear what role this attachment plays in Purkinje cell function.
How are changes in the SYNE1 gene related to health conditions?
Where is the SYNE1 gene located?
Cytogenetic Location: 6q25
Molecular Location on chromosome 6: base pairs 152,442,818 to 152,958,533
The SYNE1 gene is located on the long (q) arm of chromosome 6 at position 25.
More precisely, the SYNE1 gene is located from base pair 152,442,818 to base pair 152,958,533 on chromosome 6.
See How do geneticists indicate the location of a gene? in the Handbook.
Where can I find additional information about SYNE1?
You and your healthcare professional may find the following resources about SYNE1 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 SYNE1 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 SYNE1?
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.