Aliases for MRPL3 Gene
External Ids for MRPL3 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for MRPL3 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for MRPL3 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 that belongs to the L3P ribosomal protein family. A pseudogene corresponding to this gene is found on chromosome 13q. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for MRPL3 Gene
MRPL3 (Mitochondrial Ribosomal Protein L3) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with MRPL3 include Combined Oxidative Phosphorylation Deficiency 9. Among its related pathways are Viral mRNA Translation and Organelle biogenesis and maintenance. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include structural constituent of ribosome.