AANAT – A Gene


Chromosome: 17

Cytogenetic location: 17q25.1

Genomic coordinates (GRCh38): 17:76,453,350-76,470,796

AANAT is a human gene. It codes for an enzyme. This enzyme partly controls the production of melatonin. Melatonin is an important brain chemical. Melatonin determines our day to night sleep cycle.

The production of Melatonin is related to serotonin production.

Genetic variants of the AANAT gene have been linked to sleep related disorders.

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