Chromosome 3


Human chromosome 3 is the third largest chromosome, containing ∼7% of the genetic material in the genome. This metacentric chromosome contains the most common fragile site as well as clusters of olfactory receptor and chemokine receptor genes.

Keywords: chromosome 3, gene mapping; comparative mapping; fragile site; genetic disease


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Web Links

Baylor HGSC. Sequencing of chromosome 3

Center for Medical Genetics. Marshfield map

CGAP (Cancer Genome Anatomy Project). The National Cancer Institute has undertaken a Cancer Genome Anatomy Project. It is a repository molecular data for genes, chromosomes, and tissues in human and mouse

eGenome. eGenome is another representation of data for the human genome. The site emphasizes a map view of polymorphisms and transcribed sequences.

Ensembl Genome Browser. This a highly detailed site created by the European Bioinformatics Group. Information from gene loci to SNPs to ESTs is represented in an interactive manner from the whole entity to the single nucleotide

European Bioinformatics Institute. radiation hybrid map

Fondation Jean Dausset – CEPH. CEPH–Genethon map

Genome Channel

Genome Database

Genome Sequencing Center. Fingerprint contig generated by Washington University

Human Telomere Mapping and Sequencing Project. This site indicates the information available for human telomeres – clones that have been isolated and sequence that is available

Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics. Sequencing projects http://seq.mpimg‐berlin‐

Mouse Genome Informatics (MGI 2.8)

NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information) SNP; BACs that have been FISH‐mapped to chromosome 3; radiation hybrid map

Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) OMIM is a catalog of human genes and genetic disorders

San Antonio Genome Center. Tiling path for chromosome 3

Stanford Human Genome Center. radiation hybrid map http://shgc‐

UCSC Genome Bioinformatics. BAC maps

University of Washington Genome Center. This database has been key in constructing human BAC contigs. In addition the site provides information on regions it has sequenced as well as SNP and EST data

TCTA(T‐cell leukemia translocation altered gene); Locus ID: 6988. LocusLink:

TP63(tumor protein p63); Locus ID: 8626. LocusLink:

TCTA(T‐cell leukemia translocation altered gene); MIM number: 600690. OMIM:‐post/Omim/dispmim?600690

TP63(tumor protein p63); MIM number: 603273. OMIM:

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Naylor, Susan L, and Garcia, Dawn K(Jan 2006) Chromosome 3. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0005812]