Official Full Name
mitochondrial ribosomal protein L38
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.
MRPL38; mitochondrial ribosomal protein L38; 39S ribosomal protein L38, mitochondrial; HSPC262; MGC4810; MRP L3; RPML3; 39S ribosomal protein L38, mitochondria; L38mt; MRP L38; Ribosomal protein, mitochondrial, L3; MRP-L3; MRP-L38; FLJ13996; KIAA1863; zgc:85834