Chromosome 11 News and Research

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Humans normally have 46 chromosomes in each cell, divided into 23 pairs. Two copies of chromosome 11, one copy inherited from each parent, form one of the pairs. Chromosome 11 spans about 134 million DNA building blocks (base pairs) and represents between 4 percent and 4.5 percent of the total DNA in cells.

Identifying genes on each chromosome is an active area of genetic research. Because researchers use different approaches to predict the number of genes on each chromosome, the estimated number of genes varies. Chromosome 11 likely contains about 1,500 genes. More than 150 of these genes provide instructions for making olfactory receptors, which are proteins that are used to detect different smells.

Genes on chromosome 11 are among the estimated 20,000 to 25,000 total genes in the human genome.
UCLA geneticists identify mutation responsible for IMAGe syndrome

UCLA geneticists identify mutation responsible for IMAGe syndrome

X-chromosome involved in development of bowel cancer

X-chromosome involved in development of bowel cancer

Study identifies three new chromosomal regions implicated in susceptibility to melanoma

Study identifies three new chromosomal regions implicated in susceptibility to melanoma

Two studies on childhood leukemia

Two studies on childhood leukemia

Research reveals how humans of different ancestry process polyunsaturated fat

Research reveals how humans of different ancestry process polyunsaturated fat

Study finds novel site within MS4A gene cluster, confirms presence of SNP linked with Alzheimer's

Study finds novel site within MS4A gene cluster, confirms presence of SNP linked with Alzheimer's

Scientists discover genetic regions that affect severity of cystic fibrosis

Scientists discover genetic regions that affect severity of cystic fibrosis

Researchers discover new genes that influence severity of cystic fibrosis

Researchers discover new genes that influence severity of cystic fibrosis

LMO1 gene variation can increase neuroblastoma risk

LMO1 gene variation can increase neuroblastoma risk

Signaling pathway inhibition enhances autologous bone marrow transplant: Research

Signaling pathway inhibition enhances autologous bone marrow transplant: Research

MLL cancer cells rely on normal protein to proliferate

MLL cancer cells rely on normal protein to proliferate

Researchers use new technology to reveal different genetic patterns of neuroblastoma

Researchers use new technology to reveal different genetic patterns of neuroblastoma

Human protein may help prevent H1N1 infection

Human protein may help prevent H1N1 infection

New findings may yield more effective therapies for infants with blood cancer

New findings may yield more effective therapies for infants with blood cancer

New treatment options for leukemia and myeloproliferative disorders introduced

New treatment options for leukemia and myeloproliferative disorders introduced

Two more genetic risk factors for Alzheimer's disease discovered

Two more genetic risk factors for Alzheimer's disease discovered

New insight into human ciliopathy

New insight into human ciliopathy

Discovery of gene variant associated with increased risk of atopic dermatitis

Discovery of gene variant associated with increased risk of atopic dermatitis

Scientists pinpoint two new risk factors for Wilms tumour

Scientists pinpoint two new risk factors for Wilms tumour

Newly discovered mechanism can explain the Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome

Newly discovered mechanism can explain the Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome