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MT-TW

MT-TW

The information on this page was automatically extracted from online scientific databases.

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

The official name of this gene is “mitochondrially encoded tRNA tryptophan.”

MT-TW is the gene's official symbol. The MT-TW 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-TW gene related to health conditions?

Genetics Home Reference provides information about Leigh syndrome, which is associated with changes in the MT-TW 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-TW gene.
  • Juvenile myopathy, encephalopathy, lactic acidosis AND stroke
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-TW gene and its association with health conditions.
OMIM
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Where is the MT-TW gene located?

The MT-TW gene is located in mitochondrial DNA.

Molecular Location in mitochondrial DNA: base pairs 5,511 to 5,578

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

Where can I find additional information about MT-TW?

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

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-TW?

acidosis ; encephalopathy ; juvenile ; lactic acidosis

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: June 29, 2015