Aliases for RPL29 Gene
External Ids for RPL29 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for RPL29 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for RPL29 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 cytoplasmic ribosomal protein that is a component of the 60S subunit. The protein belongs to the L29E family of ribosomal proteins. The protein is also a peripheral membrane protein expressed on the cell surface that directly binds heparin. Although this gene was previously reported to map to 3q29-qter, it is believed that it is located at 3p21.3-p21.2. 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 RPL29 Gene
RPL29 (Ribosomal Protein L29) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with RPL29 include Conotruncal Heart Malformations. Among its related pathways are Metabolism and Viral mRNA Translation. GO annotations related to this gene include poly(A) RNA binding and structural constituent of ribosome.