External Ids for MRPS2 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for MRPS2 Gene
Mammalian mitochondrial ribosomal proteins are encoded by nuclear genes and help in protein synthesis within the mitochondrion. Mitochondrial ribosomes (mitoribosomes) consist of a small 28S subunit and a large 39S subunit. They have an estimated 75% protein to rRNA composition compared to prokaryotic ribosomes, where this ratio is reversed. Another difference between mammalian mitoribosomes and prokaryotic ribosomes is that the latter contain a 5S rRNA. Among different species, the proteins comprising the mitoribosome differ greatly in sequence, and sometimes in biochemical properties, which prevents easy recognition by sequence homology. This gene encodes a 28S subunit protein that belongs to the ribosomal protein S2 family. Alternatively spliced transcript variants have been observed for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, May 2012]
GeneCards Summary for MRPS2 Gene
MRPS2 (Mitochondrial Ribosomal Protein S2) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Viral mRNA Translation. GO annotations related to this gene include structural constituent of ribosome.