Below is a summary for the NAA15 gene observed in research publications. This is not meant to take the place of medical advice. Click HERE for the full gene guide, which includes more information, such as chance of having another child with this condition, or specialists to consider for people with this condition.

What is NAA15-related syndrome?

NAA15-related syndrome happens when there are changes to the NAA15 gene. These changes can keep the gene from working as it should.

Key Role

The NAA15 gene plays a key role in development. It makes chemical changes to molecules in cells known as proteins. These changes are important for cells to function properly.


Because the NAA15 gene is important in the development, many people who have NAA15-related syndrome have:

  • Motor delays
  • Developmental delay
  • Intellectual disability
  • Speech impairment
  • Behavior issues, including autism

Do people who have NAA15-related syndrome look different?

People who have NAA15-related syndrome do not look very different.


Many people have speech delay.


Many people have behavior issues, including autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, also called ADHD.



Intellectual disability is common among people who have NAA15-related syndrome.



Almost everyone who has NAA15-related syndrome has motor delay.


Support Resources



GeneReviews are a great resource to bring to your child’s clinicians. These publications provide a summary of current research on genetic conditions and information on ongoing care.

There is currently no GeneReviews for NAA15.


Research Article Summaries

We currently do not have any article summaries for NAA15, but we add resources to our website as they become available.

The information available about NAA15 is limited, and families and doctors share a critical need for more information. As we learn more from children who have this gene change, we expect our list of resources and information to grow.

Full versions of published research articles can be found on PubMed. PubMed is a National Institutes of Health (NIH) online database that is free. It has a collection of both medical and scientific research articles. A PubMed search for NAA15 articles can be found here.

You can also visit the Simons Foundation’s SFARI Gene website to see information for researchers about this gene.


Research Opportunities

Simons Searchlight

Help the Simons Searchlight team learn more about NAA15 genetic changes by taking part in our research. You can learn more about the project and sign up here.


Family Stories

We do not currently have any stories from NAA15 families.

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