Aliases for MRPL17 Gene
External Ids for MRPL17 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for MRPL17 Gene
Mammalian mitochondrial ribosomal proteins are encoded by nuclear genes and help in protein synthesis within the mitochondrion. Mitochondrial ribosomes (mitoribosomes) consist of a small 28S subunit and a large 39S subunit. They have an estimated 75% protein to rRNA composition compared to prokaryotic ribosomes, where this ratio is reversed. Another difference between mammalian mitoribosomes and prokaryotic ribosomes is that the latter contain a 5S rRNA. Among different species, the proteins comprising the mitoribosome differ greatly in sequence, and sometimes in biochemical properties, which prevents easy recognition by sequence homology. This gene encodes a 39S subunit protein. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for MRPL17 Gene
MRPL17 (Mitochondrial Ribosomal Protein L17) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with MRPL17 include Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type Iv. Among its related pathways are Mitochondrial translation and Viral mRNA Translation. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include protein domain specific binding and structural constituent of ribosome.