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Gene: RARA (retinoic acid receptor alpha) Homo sapiens
Symbol: RARA
Name: retinoic acid receptor alpha
Description: This gene represents a nuclear retinoic acid receptor. The encoded protein, retinoic acid receptor alpha, regulates transcription in a ligand-dependent manner. This gene has been implicated in regulation of development, differentiation, apoptosis, granulopoeisis, and transcription of clock genes. Translocations between this locus and several other loci have been associated with acute promyelocytic leukemia. Alternatively spliced transcript variants have been found for this locus.[provided by RefSeq, Sep 2010]
Type: protein-coding
RefSeq Status: REVIEWED
Also known as: NR1B1; nuclear receptor subfamily 1 group B member 1; nucleophosmin-retinoic acid receptor alpha fusion protein NPM-RAR long form; RAR; RAR-alpha; retinoic acid nuclear receptor alpha variant 1; retinoic acid nuclear receptor alpha variant 2; Retinoic acid receptor, alpha polypeptide
Mus musculus (house mouse) : Rara (retinoic acid receptor, alpha)  MGI  Alliance
Rattus norvegicus (Norway rat) : Rara (retinoic acid receptor, alpha)  Alliance
Chinchilla lanigera (long-tailed chinchilla) : Rara (retinoic acid receptor alpha)
Pan paniscus (bonobo/pygmy chimpanzee) : RARA (retinoic acid receptor alpha)
Canis lupus familiaris (dog) : RARA (retinoic acid receptor alpha)
Ictidomys tridecemlineatus (thirteen-lined ground squirrel) : Rara (retinoic acid receptor alpha)
Sus scrofa (pig) : RARA (retinoic acid receptor alpha)
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Allele / Splice: See ClinVar data
Latest Assembly: GRCh38 - Human Genome Assembly GRCh38
Human AssemblyChrPosition (strand)SourceGenome Browsers
GRCh381740,309,180 - 40,357,643 (+)NCBIGRCh38GRCh38hg38GRCh38
GRCh371738,465,423 - 38,513,895 (+)NCBIGRCh37GRCh37hg19GRCh37
Build 361735,718,972 - 35,767,420 (+)NCBINCBI36hg18NCBI36
Build 341735,740,895 - 35,767,420NCBI
Celera1735,125,565 - 35,174,038 (+)NCBI
Cytogenetic Map17q21.2NCBI
HuRef1734,258,584 - 34,307,018 (+)NCBIHuRef
CHM1_11738,700,731 - 38,749,203 (+)NCBICHM1_1
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Nomenclature History
More on RARA
Alliance Gene
Ensembl Gene
JBrowse: hg19 hg38
HGNC Report
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CRRD Object Information
CRRD ID: 733999
Created: 2004-01-12
Species: Homo sapiens
Last Modified: 2019-10-08
Status: ACTIVE


RGD is funded by grant HL64541 from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute on behalf of the NIH.