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What is the official name of the MPV17 gene?
The official name of this gene is “MpV17 mitochondrial inner membrane protein.”
MPV17 is the gene's official symbol. The MPV17 gene is also known by other names, listed below.
Read more about gene names and symbols on the About page.
What is the normal function of the MPV17 gene?
The MPV17 gene provides instructions for making a protein whose function is largely unknown. The MPV17 protein is located in the inner membrane of cell structures called mitochondria. Mitochondria are involved in a wide variety of cellular activities, including energy production, chemical signaling, and regulation of cell growth and division. Mitochondria contain their own DNA, known as mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA), which is essential for the normal function of these structures. It is likely that the MPV17 protein is involved in the maintenance of mtDNA. Having an adequate amount of mtDNA is essential for normal energy production within cells.
How are changes in the MPV17 gene related to health conditions?
Where is the MPV17 gene located?
Cytogenetic Location: 2p23.3
Molecular Location on chromosome 2: base pairs 27,309,490 to 27,325,680
(Homo sapiens Annotation Release 107, GRCh38.p2) (
The MPV17 gene is located on the short (p) arm of chromosome 2 at position 23.3.
More precisely, the MPV17 gene is located from base pair 27,309,490 to base pair 27,325,680 on chromosome 2.
See How do geneticists indicate the location of a gene? in the Handbook.
Where can I find additional information about MPV17?
You and your healthcare professional may find the following resources about MPV17 helpful.
You may also be interested in these resources, which are designed for genetics professionals and researchers.
What other names do people use for the MPV17 gene or gene products?
See How are genetic conditions and genes named? in the Handbook.
Where can I find general information about genes?
The Handbook provides basic information about genetics in clear language.
These links provide additional genetics resources that may be useful.
What glossary definitions help with understanding MPV17?
acids ; amino acid ; arginine ; cell ; deletion ; depletion ; DNA ; gene ; glutamine ; liver failure ; mitochondria ; mutation ; neurological ; oxidative phosphorylation ; phosphorylation ; population ; protein ; syndrome
You may find definitions for these and many other terms in the Genetics Home Reference Glossary.
See also Understanding Medical Terminology.
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The resources on this site should not be used as a substitute for professional medical care or advice. Users seeking information about a personal genetic disease, syndrome, or condition should consult with a qualified healthcare professional. See How can I find a genetics professional in my area? in the Handbook.