Table 12.3Immunoglobulin gene segments in the human genome

Number of gene segments
Component Locus Chromosome VDJC
Heavy chain IGH 148630911
Light κ chain IGK 276051
Light λ chain IGL 2252077

It is not known if all the gene segments are functional. For further details see Strachan and Read (1999).

From: Chapter 12, Regulation of Genome Activity

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