Below is a summary for the ANK3 gene observed in research publications. This is not meant to take the place of medical advice.
The online Gene Guide includes more information about ANK3 such as the chance of having another child with this condition, behavior and development concerns linked to ANK3-related syndrome or specialists to consider for people with this condition. Share this resource with family members or your clinical providers.
What is ANK3-related disorder?
Because ANK3 is so new in autism, we don’t have specific information on what medical problems you might expect now and in the near future. We can tell you that ANK3 plays an important role in brain development and is associated with autism. The gene is also likely associated with language and learning.
How many people have a de novo gene change in the ANK3 gene?
As of 2019, researchers had found fewer than 10 people in the world with autism or neurodevelopmental disorders and changes in the ANK3 gene. Scientists expect to find more people who have the condition as access to genetic testing improves.
Research Article Summaries