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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.

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 Gene ( lists the following diseases or traits (phenotypes) known or believed to be associated with changes in the MT-RNR1 gene.
  • Deafness, nonsyndromic sensorineural, mitochondrial (, 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) (NCBI (

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

See How are genetic conditions and genes named? ( in the Handbook.

What glossary definitions help with understanding MT-RNR1?


You may find definitions for these and many other terms in the Genetics Home Reference Glossary.


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 8, 2016