Aliases for MRPS26 Gene
External Ids for MRPS26 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for MRPS26 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for MRPS26 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 28S subunit protein. This gene lies adjacent to and downstream of the gonadotropin-releasing hormone precursor gene. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for MRPS26 Gene
MRPS26 (Mitochondrial Ribosomal Protein S26) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with MRPS26 include Megalencephalic Leukoencephalopathy With Subcortical Cysts 1 and Mitochondrial Complex Iv Deficiency, Nuclear Type 1. Among its related pathways are Mitochondrial translation and Organelle biogenesis and maintenance.