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What is the official name of the TRPS1 gene?
The official name of this gene is “trichorhinophalangeal syndrome I.”
TRPS1 is the gene's official symbol. The TRPS1 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 TRPS1 gene?
The TRPS1 gene provides instructions for making a protein that regulates the activity of many other genes. This protein probably interacts with specific regions of DNA and with other proteins to turn genes on or off. Based on this role, the TRPS1 protein is called a transcription factor. Research suggests that the TRPS1 protein plays a role in regulating growth of bone and cartilage, a tough but flexible tissue that makes up much of the skeleton during early development.
How are changes in the TRPS1 gene related to health conditions?
Where is the TRPS1 gene located?
Cytogenetic Location: 8q24.12
Molecular Location on chromosome 8: base pairs 116,420,723 to 116,681,227
The TRPS1 gene is located on the long (q) arm of chromosome 8 at position 24.12.
More precisely, the TRPS1 gene is located from base pair 116,420,723 to base pair 116,681,227 on chromosome 8.
See How do geneticists indicate the location of a gene? in the Handbook.
Where can I find additional information about TRPS1?
You and your healthcare professional may find the following resources about TRPS1 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 TRPS1 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 TRPS1?
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.