List of chromosomes

Chromosome 13

Chromosome 13 Chromosome 13

A taste of happiness

For many, chocolate offers brief moments of pleasure that we like to enjoy over and over again. Why?

See more...


F10: This gene is important in blood coagulation, and is associated with certain forms of haemophilia.


ACOD1: this gene codes for a protein that catalyzes the production of itaconate. Itaconate is widely used in the synthesis of polymers to make lubricants, thickeners, rubber or resins. Itaconate is also involved in the inhibition of inflammatory response and in antimicrobial response.

turn it down

GJB2: Gene associated with congenital deafness.

out of the ordinary

SLITRK1: Gene involved in neuronal dendrite outgrowth. Mutations in this gene are associated with Tourette Syndrome, a neuropsychiatric disorder.


TNFSF13B: This gene codes for a cytokine, an important molecule in the immune response.

don’t worry, be happy…

DAOA: This gene is involved in producing a molecule which interacts with the ‘happy receptor’. This part of the chromosome is associated with psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia.

a taxi for copper

ATO7B: This gene is involved in copper transport, and is essential for the correct functioning of many enzymes.

a longer life

KL: This gene codes for the klotho protein which seems to be involved in longevity. Injection of this protein into aged monkeys seems to enhance cognition.

cellular abundance

BRCA2: This gene is involved in cell proliferation and is associated with breast cancer.