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Chromosome 5

  1. Jan-Fang Cheng

Published Online: 27 JAN 2006

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0005814

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Cheng, J.-F. 2006. Chromosome 5. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 JAN 2006

Abstract

Human chromosome 5 is a submetacentric chromosome containing some 6% of the genetic material in the genome. It is characterized by many gene clusters including those encoding interleukins, protocadherins and complement proteins.

Keywords:

  • chromosome 5;
  • complex genetic diseases;
  • spinal muscular atrophy;
  • asthma;
  • interleukin gene cluster;
  • Cri du chat;
  • acute myelogenous leukemia;
  • protocadherin