HEXB gene homepage

General information
Gene symbol HEXB
Gene name hexosaminidase B (beta polypeptide)
Chromosome 5
Chromosomal band q13.3
Imprinted Unknown
Genomic reference NG_009770.2
Transcript reference NM_000521.3
Exon/intron information NM_000521.3 exon/intron table
Associated with diseases Sandhoff
Citation reference(s) -
Refseq URL Genomic reference sequence
Curators (1) LOVD-team, but with Curator vacancy
Total number of public variants reported 75
Unique public DNA variants reported 35
Individuals with public variants 39
Hidden variants 2
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Notes Establishment of the database was supported by the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement No 200754 - the GEN2PHEN project.
Date created April 05, 2011
Date last updated July 05, 2019
Version HEXB:190705

Graphical displays and utilities
Graphs Graphs displaying summary information of all variants in the database »
Reading frame checker The Reading-frame checker generates a prediction of the effect of whole-exon changes. Active for: NM_000521.3.
UCSC Genome Browser Show variants in the UCSC Genome Browser (full view, compact view)
Ensembl Genome Browser Show variants in the Ensembl Genome Browser (full view, compact view)
NCBI Sequence Viewer Show distribution histogram of variants in the NCBI Sequence Viewer

Links to other resources
Homepage URL https://www.LOVD.nl/HEXB
External URL Orphanet
HGNC 4879
Entrez Gene 3074
PubMed articles HEXB
OMIM - Gene 606873
OMIM - Diseases Sandhoff (Sandhoff disease)
GeneCards HEXB
GeneTests HEXB

Active transcripts




NCBI ID     

NCBI Protein ID     

00000096 5 hexosaminidase B (beta polypeptide) NM_000521.3 NP_000512.1 75

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