The WAS gene and it's mutations
Treatment of WAS
Coping with WAS
The WASP Gene was localized to the short arm of the X chromosome in 1988. It was identified as the gene causing Wiskott_Aldrich Syndrome and called the WASP Gene in 1994 by Derry et al1.
Cytogenetic Location: The WAS gene is located on the short (p) arm of the X chromosome2between positions 11.4 and 11.21. Molecular Location on the X chromosome: More precisely, the WAS gene is located from base pair 48,427,152 to base pair 48,434,758 on the X chromosome.
Genes are made of DNA bases called adenine, thymine, cytosine, and guanine (A,T,C, and G). These bases are translated into amino acids, which are strung together to form proteins, which perform specific functions in the cell. The WASp gene contains 1823 base pairs and encodes a 502 amino acid protein. Courtesy: U.S. National Library of Medicine