Aliases for RPL13 Gene
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Previous GeneCards Identifiers for RPL13 Gene
Ribosomes, the organelles that catalyze protein synthesis, consist of a small 40S subunit and a large 60S subunit. Together these subunits are composed of 4 RNA species and approximately 80 structurally distinct proteins. This gene encodes a ribosomal protein that is a component of the 60S subunit. The protein belongs to the L13E family of ribosomal proteins. It is located in the cytoplasm. This gene is expressed at significantly higher levels in benign breast lesions than in breast carcinomas. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding distinct isoforms have been found for this gene. As is typical for genes encoding ribosomal proteins, there are multiple processed pseudogenes of this gene dispersed through the genome. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2011]
GeneCards Summary for RPL13 Gene
RPL13 (Ribosomal Protein L13) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Viral mRNA Translation and Metabolism. GO annotations related to this gene include poly(A) RNA binding and structural constituent of ribosome.