Aliases for MTX2 Gene
External Ids for MTX2 Gene
The protein encoded by this gene is highly similar to the metaxin 2 protein from mouse, which has been shown to interact with the mitochondrial membrane protein metaxin 1. Because of this similarity, it is thought that the encoded protein is peripherally associated with the cytosolic face of the outer mitochondrial membrane, and that it is involved in the import of proteins into the mitochondrion. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. A related pseudogene has been identified on chromosome 7. [provided by RefSeq, Jun 2009]
GeneCards Summary for MTX2 Gene
MTX2 (Metaxin 2) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Biosynthesis of the N-glycan precursor (dolichol lipid-linked oligosaccharide, LLO) and transfer to a nascent protein and Mitochondrial Protein Import. An important paralog of this gene is MTX3.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for MTX2 Gene
Involved in transport of proteins into the mitochondrion.