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What is the official name of the MT-RNR1 gene?

The official name of this gene is “mitochondrially encoded 12S RNA.”

MT-RNR1 is the gene's official symbol. The MT-RNR1 gene is also known by other names, listed below.

Read more about gene names and symbols on the About page.

How are changes in the MT-RNR1 gene related to health conditions?

Genetics Home Reference provides information about nonsyndromic hearing loss, which is associated with changes in the MT-RNR1 gene.
NCBI GeneThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. lists the following diseases or traits (phenotypes) known or believed to be associated with changes in the MT-RNR1 gene.
  • Deafness, nonsyndromic sensorineural, mitochondrial
OMIM.orgThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference., a catalog designed for genetics professionals and researchers, provides the following information about the MT-RNR1 gene and its association with health conditions.

Where is the MT-RNR1 gene located?

The MT-RNR1 gene is located in mitochondrial DNA.

Molecular Location in mitochondrial DNA: base pairs 648 to 1,601

(Homo sapiens Annotation Release 107, GRCh38.p2) (NCBIThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference.)

Overview of gene located on mitochondrial DNA Close-up of gene located on mitochondrial DNA

Where can I find additional information about MT-RNR1?

You and your healthcare professional may find the following resources about MT-RNR1 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-RNR1 gene or gene products?

  • MTRNR1

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-RNR1?


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.

Published: February 1, 2016