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What is the official name of the MT-COI gene?
The official name of this gene is “mitochondrially encoded cytochrome c oxidase I.”
MT-COI is the gene's official symbol. The MT-COI 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 MT-COI gene?
How are changes in the MT-COI gene related to health conditions?
Where is the MT-COI gene located?
The MT-COI gene is located in mitochondrial DNA.
Molecular Location in mitochondrial DNA: base pairs 5,903 to 7,444
Where can I find additional information about MT-COI?
You and your healthcare professional may find the following resources about MT-COI 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 MT-COI 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 MT-COI?
acidosis ; acute ; adenocarcinoma ; adenoma ; anemia ; cancer ; cardiac ; cardiomyopathy ; colitis ; colon ; colorectal ; deficiency ; developmental delay ; DNA ; encephalopathy ; enzyme ; excretion ; family history ; gene ; heme ; hypertrophic ; hypotonia ; idiopathic ; inheritance ; intestine ; iron ; juvenile ; lactic acidosis ; lesion ; maternal ; maternal inheritance ; mental retardation ; mitochondria ; motor ; myoglobin ; myoglobinuria ; necrosis ; neonatal ; neurological ; neuropathy ; optic nerve ; oxidase ; oxygen ; postlingual ; progression ; rectum ; respiratory ; rhabdomyolysis ; risk factors ; sensorineural ; sensorineural hearing loss ; skeletal muscle ; subunit ; syndrome
You may find definitions for these and many other terms in the Genetics Home Reference Glossary.
See also Understanding Medical Terminology.
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.