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MTNR1A – A Gene

Summary

Chromosome: 4

Cytogenetic location: 4q35.2

Genomic coordinates (GRCh38): 4:186,532,768-186,555,566

MTNR1A – A Gene

MTNR1A is a human gene. It codes for a protein. This particular protein is one of two that are receptors for melatonin. Melatonin is a brain chemical that helps control our sleep cycles.

Thus, changes to this gene are linked to sleep cycle changes. It is also linked to the diseases Idiopathic Scoliosis and Scoliosis. These both cause spine defects.

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