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Aliases for MRPL44 Gene

Aliases for MRPL44 Gene

  • Mitochondrial Ribosomal Protein L44 2 3 5
  • Mitochondrial Large Ribosomal Subunit Protein ML44 3 4
  • 39S Ribosomal Protein L44, Mitochondrial 2 3
  • MRP-L44 3 4
  • EC 3.1.26.- 4
  • COXPD16 3
  • L44MT 3
  • L44mt 4

External Ids for MRPL44 Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for MRPL44 Gene

  • GC02P222844
  • GC02P223543
  • GC02P224786
  • GC02P225024
  • GC02P224647
  • GC02P224530
  • GC02P216673
  • GC02P224822

Summaries for MRPL44 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for MRPL44 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 MRPL44 Gene

MRPL44 (Mitochondrial Ribosomal Protein L44) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with MRPL44 include Combined Oxidative Phosphorylation Deficiency 16. Among its related pathways are Organelle biogenesis and maintenance and Mitochondrial translation. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include ribonuclease III activity.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for MRPL44 Gene

  • Component of the 39S subunit of mitochondrial ribosome. May have a function in the assembly/stability of nascent mitochondrial polypeptides exiting the ribosome.

Additional gene information for MRPL44 Gene

No data available for CIViC summary , Tocris Summary , Gene Wiki entry , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for MRPL44 Gene

Genomics for MRPL44 Gene

GeneHancer (GH) Regulatory Elements for MRPL44 Gene

Promoters and enhancers for MRPL44 Gene
GeneHancer (GH) Identifier GH Type GH
GH Sources Gene Association Score Total Score TSS distance (kb) Number of Genes Away Size (kb) Transcription Factor
Binding Sites
Gene Targets
GH02J223956 Promoter/Enhancer 2.1 EPDnew Ensembl ENCODE 657.9 +6.6 6555 2.7 MLX ZFP64 FEZF1 DMAP1 IRF4 YY1 SLC30A9 ZNF213 E2F8 ZNF143 MRPL44 WDFY1 KCNE4 SCG2 LOC100419814 PIR34481
GH02J223951 Enhancer 0.6 ENCODE 657.5 +1.6 1562 1 HDGF PKNOX1 POLR2A ELF1 RUNX3 GABPA EZH2 THAP11 MRPL44 PIR34481
GH02J223950 Enhancer 0.4 Ensembl 656.8 +0.0 11 0.6 FOXA2 CEBPA SCRT2 MRPL44 PIR34481
GH02J223893 Enhancer 1.6 FANTOM5 Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 15.7 -54.9 -54923 4.8 STAT5A BMI1 BATF IRF4 ZNF366 SCRT2 ATF7 FOS ETV6 BCLAF1 WDFY1 MRPL44 GC02P223865
GH02J223860 Enhancer 1.1 Ensembl ENCODE 18.3 -89.5 -89521 2.6 FOXA2 MLX ARID4B SIN3A RAD21 SLC30A9 ZNF143 SMARCC2 CREM THAP11 MRPL44 AP1S3 GC02P223865 WDFY1
- Elite GeneHancer and/or Elite GeneHancer-gene association Download GeneHancer data dump

GeneHancers around MRPL44 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Top Transcription factor binding sites by QIAGEN in the MRPL44 gene promoter:
  • CUTL1
  • ZID
  • c-Jun
  • c-Fos
  • AP-1
  • GATA-1
  • c-Myb
  • Ik-1
  • NRF-2
  • HNF-4alpha1

Genomic Locations for MRPL44 Gene

Genomic Locations for MRPL44 Gene
16,825 bases
Plus strand
10,311 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for MRPL44 Gene

Genes around MRPL44 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
MRPL44 Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for MRPL44 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for MRPL44 Gene

Proteins for MRPL44 Gene

  • Protein details for MRPL44 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    39S ribosomal protein L44, mitochondrial
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • Q53S16
    • Q6IA62
    • Q9H821

    Protein attributes for MRPL44 Gene

    332 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    37535 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Component of the mitochondrial large ribosomal subunit (mt-LSU). Mature mammalian 55S mitochondrial ribosomes consist of a small (28S) and a large (39S) subunit. The 28S small subunit contains a 12S ribosomal RNA (12S mt-rRNA) and 30 different proteins. The 39S large subunit contains a 16S rRNA (16S mt-rRNA), a copy of mitochondrial valine transfer RNA (mt-tRNA(Val)), which plays an integral structural role, and 52 different proteins.

    Three dimensional structures from OCA and Proteopedia for MRPL44 Gene

neXtProt entry for MRPL44 Gene

Post-translational modifications for MRPL44 Gene

  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus
  • Modification sites at neXtProt

Other Protein References for MRPL44 Gene

ENSEMBL proteins:
REFSEQ proteins:

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for MRPL44 Gene

Domains & Families for MRPL44 Gene

Gene Families for MRPL44 Gene

Human Protein Atlas (HPA):
  • Disease related genes
  • Predicted intracellular proteins
  • Ribosomal proteins

Protein Domains for MRPL44 Gene

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for MRPL44 Gene

GenScript: Design optimal peptide antigens:

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Belongs to the ribonuclease III family. Mitochondrion-specific ribosomal protein mL44 subfamily.
  • Belongs to the ribonuclease III family. Mitochondrion-specific ribosomal protein mL44 subfamily.
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Function for MRPL44 Gene

Molecular function for MRPL44 Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Component of the 39S subunit of mitochondrial ribosome. May have a function in the assembly/stability of nascent mitochondrial polypeptides exiting the ribosome.

Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) for MRPL44 Gene

Phenotypes From GWAS Catalog for MRPL44 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for MRPL44 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0003723 RNA binding HDA 22681889
GO:0003725 double-stranded RNA binding IBA --
GO:0004518 nuclease activity IEA --
GO:0004519 endonuclease activity IEA --
GO:0004525 ribonuclease III activity IBA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with MRPL44: view
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Human Phenotype Ontology for MRPL44 Gene

HPO Id HPO Name Alternative Ids Definition Synonyms

Animal Model Products

miRNA for MRPL44 Gene

miRTarBase miRNAs that target MRPL44

Clone Products

No data available for Animal Models , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for MRPL44 Gene

Localization for MRPL44 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for MRPL44 Gene


Subcellular locations from

Extracellular space Cytosol Plasma membrane Cytoskeleton Lysosome Endosome Peroxisome ER Golgi Apparatus Nucleus Mitochondrion 0 1 2 3 4 5 Confidence
COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for MRPL44 gene
Compartment Confidence
mitochondrion 5
plasma membrane 4
nucleus 4

Subcellular locations from the

Human Protein Atlas (HPA)
  • Mitochondria (3)
  • Nucleus (2)
  • Plasma membrane (2)
See all subcellular structures

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for MRPL44 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005634 nucleus IDA --
GO:0005739 mitochondrion IDA,IEA --
GO:0005743 mitochondrial inner membrane TAS --
GO:0005762 mitochondrial large ribosomal subunit IDA 25278503
GO:0005840 ribosome IEA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with MRPL44: view

Pathways & Interactions for MRPL44 Gene

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Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for MRPL44 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0006396 RNA processing IBA --
GO:0030422 production of siRNA involved in RNA interference IBA --
GO:0031053 primary miRNA processing IBA --
GO:0031054 pre-miRNA processing IBA --
GO:0070125 mitochondrial translational elongation TAS --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with MRPL44: view

No data available for SIGNOR curated interactions for MRPL44 Gene

Drugs & Compounds for MRPL44 Gene

No Compound Related Data Available

Transcripts for MRPL44 Gene

mRNA/cDNA for MRPL44 Gene

(2) REFSEQ mRNAs :
(4) Additional mRNA sequences :
(178) Selected AceView cDNA sequences:
(1) Ensembl transcripts including schematic representations, and UCSC links where relevant :

Unigene Clusters for MRPL44 Gene

Mitochondrial ribosomal protein L44:
Representative Sequences:

Clone Products

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for MRPL44 Gene

No ASD Table

Relevant External Links for MRPL44 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for MRPL44 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues from GTEx, Illumina, BioGPS, and CGAP SAGE for MRPL44 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for MRPL44 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Lung (18.0) and Breast (15.5).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB, MaxQB, and MOPED for MRPL44 Gene

Protein tissue co-expression partners for MRPL44 Gene

- Elite partner

NURSA nuclear receptor signaling pathways regulating expression of MRPL44 Gene:


SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for MRPL44 Gene:


Evidence on tissue expression from TISSUES for MRPL44 Gene

  • Liver(4.2)
  • Nervous system(3.5)

Phenotype-based relationships between genes and organs from Gene ORGANizer for MRPL44 Gene

Germ Layers:
  • ectoderm
  • endoderm
  • mesoderm
  • cardiovascular
  • digestive
  • nervous
Head and neck:
  • brain
  • ear
  • head
  • heart
  • heart valve
  • liver
genes like me logo Genes that share expression patterns with MRPL44: view

No data available for mRNA differential expression in normal tissues and mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for MRPL44 Gene

Orthologs for MRPL44 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of animals.

Orthologs for MRPL44 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia MRPL44 34 33
  • 99.3 (n)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia MRPL44 34 33
  • 89.66 (n)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia MRPL44 34 33
  • 87.25 (n)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Mrpl44 16 34 33
  • 81.93 (n)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Mrpl44 33
  • 81.83 (n)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia MRPL44 34
  • 78 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia MRPL44 34
  • 69 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves MRPL44 34 33
  • 65.02 (n)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia MRPL44 34
  • 68 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia mrpl44 33
  • 59.51 (n)
Str.5690 33
African clawed frog
(Xenopus laevis)
Amphibia MGC64346 33
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii mrpl44 34 33
  • 59.89 (n)
Dr.2483 33
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta mRpL44 34 35 33
  • 46.44 (n)
African malaria mosquito
(Anopheles gambiae)
Insecta AgaP_AGAP001898 33
  • 43.47 (n)
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea CSA.8292 34
  • 33 (a)
Species where no ortholog for MRPL44 was found in the sources mined by GeneCards:
  • A. gosspyii yeast (Ashbya gossypii)
  • Actinobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • Alicante grape (Vitis vinifera)
  • alpha proteobacteria (Wolbachia pipientis)
  • amoeba (Dictyostelium discoideum)
  • Archea (Pyrococcus horikoshii)
  • baker's yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
  • barley (Hordeum vulgare)
  • beta proteobacteria (Neisseria meningitidis)
  • bread mold (Neurospora crassa)
  • Chromalveolata (Phytophthora infestans)
  • common water flea (Daphnia pulex)
  • corn (Zea mays)
  • E. coli (Escherichia coli)
  • filamentous fungi (Aspergillus nidulans)
  • Firmicute bacteria (Streptococcus pneumoniae)
  • fission yeast (Schizosaccharomyces pombe)
  • green algae (Chlamydomonas reinhardtii)
  • honey bee (Apis mellifera)
  • K. lactis yeast (Kluyveromyces lactis)
  • loblloly pine (Pinus taeda)
  • malaria parasite (Plasmodium falciparum)
  • medicago trunc (Medicago Truncatula)
  • moss (Physcomitrella patens)
  • orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus)
  • pig (Sus scrofa)
  • rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
  • rice (Oryza sativa)
  • rice blast fungus (Magnaporthe grisea)
  • schistosome parasite (Schistosoma mansoni)
  • sea anemone (Nematostella vectensis)
  • sea urchin (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus)
  • sorghum (Sorghum bicolor)
  • soybean (Glycine max)
  • stem rust fungus (Puccinia graminis)
  • sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum)
  • thale cress (Arabidopsis thaliana)
  • tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum)
  • toxoplasmosis (Toxoplasma gondii)
  • Trichoplax (Trichoplax adhaerens)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)
  • worm (Caenorhabditis elegans)

Evolution for MRPL44 Gene

Gene Tree for MRPL44 (if available)
Gene Tree for MRPL44 (if available)
Evolutionary constrained regions (ECRs) for MRPL44: view image

Paralogs for MRPL44 Gene

No data available for Paralogs for MRPL44 Gene

Variants for MRPL44 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for MRPL44 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 02 pos Variation AA Info Type
rs143697995 conflicting-interpretations-of-pathogenicity, pathogenic, Combined oxidative phosphorylation deficiency 16, not provided, Combined oxidative phosphorylation deficiency 16 (COXPD16) [MIM:615395] 223,959,821(+) T/C/G coding_sequence_variant, missense_variant
rs144037629 likely-pathogenic, not provided 223,959,667(+) C/T 5_prime_UTR_variant, coding_sequence_variant, missense_variant
rs201475876 likely-benign, not specified 223,957,502(+) G/A/C/T coding_sequence_variant, intron_variant, missense_variant, synonymous_variant
rs534596036 likely-benign, not specified 223,957,510(+) A/G coding_sequence_variant, intron_variant, missense_variant
rs775681684 likely-benign, not specified 223,963,908(+) G/A coding_sequence_variant, synonymous_variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for MRPL44 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv511173 CNV loss 21212237

Variation tolerance for MRPL44 Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 55% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 3.34; 53.67% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Additional Variant Information for MRPL44 Gene

Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)
SNPedia medical, phenotypic, and genealogical associations of SNPs for

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for MRPL44 Gene

Disorders for MRPL44 Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

(1) MalaCards diseases for MRPL44 Gene - From: HGMD, OMIM, ClinVar, GTR, Orphanet, Swiss-Prot, and GeneCards

Disorder Aliases PubMed IDs
combined oxidative phosphorylation deficiency 16
  • coxpd16
- elite association - COSMIC cancer census association via MalaCards


  • Combined oxidative phosphorylation deficiency 16 (COXPD16) [MIM:615395]: An autosomal recessive, mitochondrial disorder characterized by hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, liver steatosis, and decreased levels of mitochondrial complexes I and IV in heart and skeletal muscle. {ECO:0000269 PubMed:23315540}. Note=The disease is caused by mutations affecting the gene represented in this entry.

Additional Disease Information for MRPL44

Genetic Association Database
Human Genome Epidemiology Navigator
ATLAS of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology
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No data available for Genatlas for MRPL44 Gene

Publications for MRPL44 Gene

  1. Structure of the large ribosomal subunit from human mitochondria. (PMID: 25278503) Brown A … Ramakrishnan V (Science (New York, N.Y.) 2014) 3 4 58
  2. Whole-exome sequencing identifies a mutation in the mitochondrial ribosome protein MRPL44 to underlie mitochondrial infantile cardiomyopathy. (PMID: 23315540) Carroll CJ … Suomalainen A (Journal of medical genetics 2013) 3 4 58
  3. Genetic variants in nuclear-encoded mitochondrial genes influence AIDS progression. (PMID: 20877624) Hendrickson SL … O'Brien SJ (PloS one 2010) 3 44 58
  4. Complete sequencing and characterization of 21,243 full-length human cDNAs. (PMID: 14702039) Ota T … Sugano S (Nature genetics 2004) 3 4 58
  5. The status, quality, and expansion of the NIH full-length cDNA project: the Mammalian Gene Collection (MGC). (PMID: 15489334) Gerhard DS … MGC Project Team (Genome research 2004) 3 4 58

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