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Newer gene family pages are available

This is our older gene family page that is no longer maintained. Please go to our new look gene family index to view a complete list of our new maintained gene families. More information can be found in our gene families help page.

We have created a mapping file (Excel) that will map most of the old families to the new. However because we have changed the way we assign families and how we organise them, this file may not map all the old families.

Defensins, alpha

Click on the Approved Gene Symbol to retrieve the complete gene record

Approved Symbol Approved Name Previous Symbols Synonyms Chromosome
DEFA1 defensin alpha 1 DEF1, MRS, DEFA2 HNP-1 8p23.1
DEFA1A3 defensin alpha 1 and alpha 3, variable copy number locus DEFA1, DEFA3, DEFT1P 8p23.1
DEFA1B defensin alpha 1B 8p23.1
DEFA3 defensin alpha 3 DEF3 HNP-3 8p23.1
DEFA4 defensin alpha 4 DEF4 HP-4 8p23.1
DEFA5 defensin alpha 5 DEF5 HD-5 8p23.1
DEFA6 defensin alpha 6 HD-6, DEF6 8p23.1
DEFA7P defensin alpha 7, pseudogene DEFA7 8p23.1
DEFA8P defensin alpha 8, pseudogene DEFAP1 8p23.1
DEFA9P defensin alpha 9, pseudogene DEFAP2 8p23.1
DEFA10P defensin alpha 10, pseudogene 8p23.1
DEFA11P defensin alpha 11, pseudogene DEFAP3 8p23.1

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