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MTHFR methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase

Summary

The protein encoded by this gene catalyzes the conversion of 5,10-methylenetetrahydrofolate to 5-methyltetrahydrofolate, a co-substrate for homocysteine remethylation to methionine. Genetic variation in this gene influences susceptibility to occlusive vascular disease, neural tube defects, colon cancer and acute leukemia, and mutations in this gene are associated with methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase deficiency.[provided by RefSeq, Oct 2009]

Genomic context

Location:
1p36.22
Sequence:
Chromosome: 1; NC_000001.11 (11785730..11806103, complement)
Total number of exons:
13

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