Aliases for TOMM34 Gene
External Ids for TOMM34 Gene
The protein encoded by this gene is involved in the import of precursor proteins into mitochondria. The encoded protein has a chaperone-like activity, binding the mature portion of unfolded proteins and aiding their import into mitochondria. This protein, which is found in the cytoplasm and sometimes associated with the outer mitochondrial membrane, has a weak ATPase activity and contains 6 TPR repeats. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for TOMM34 Gene
TOMM34 (Translocase Of Outer Mitochondrial Membrane 34) is a Protein Coding gene. GO annotations related to this gene include heat shock protein binding. An important paralog of this gene is SPAG1.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for TOMM34 Gene
Plays a role in the import of cytosolically synthesized preproteins into mitochondria. Binds the mature portion of precursor proteins. Interacts with cellular components, and possesses weak ATPase activity. May be a chaperone-like protein that helps to keep newly synthesized precursors in an unfolded import compatible state.