Aliases for RPL21 Gene
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Previous GeneCards Identifiers for RPL21 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 L21E family of ribosomal proteins. It is located in the cytoplasm. As is typical for genes encoding ribosomal proteins, there are multiple processed pseudogenes of this gene dispersed through the genome. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for RPL21 Gene
RPL21 (Ribosomal Protein L21) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with RPL21 include Hypotrichosis 12 and Hypotrichosis Simplex. Among its related pathways are Viral mRNA Translation and rRNA processing in the nucleus and cytosol. GO annotations related to this gene include poly(A) RNA binding and structural constituent of ribosome.