MT-ND2 gene

mitochondrially encoded NADH dehydrogenase 2

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From UniProt:

Core subunit of the mitochondrial membrane respiratory chain NADH dehydrogenase (Complex I) that is believed to belong to the minimal assembly required for catalysis. Complex I functions in the transfer of electrons from NADH to the respiratory chain. The immediate electron acceptor for the enzyme is believed to be ubiquinone.

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From NCBI Gene:

  • Leber's optic atrophy

From UniProt:

Alzheimer disease mitochondrial (AD-MT): Alzheimer disease is a neurodegenerative disorder characterized by progressive dementia, loss of cognitive abilities, and deposition of fibrillar amyloid proteins as intraneuronal neurofibrillary tangles, extracellular amyloid plaques and vascular amyloid deposits. The major constituents of these plaques are neurotoxic amyloid-beta protein 40 and amyloid-beta protein 42, that are produced by the proteolysis of the transmembrane APP protein. The cytotoxic C-terminal fragments (CTFs) and the caspase-cleaved products, such as C31, are also implicated in neuronal death. [MIM:502500]

Leber hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON): A maternally inherited disease resulting in acute or subacute loss of central vision, due to optic nerve dysfunction. Cardiac conduction defects and neurological defects have also been described in some patients. LHON results from primary mitochondrial DNA mutations affecting the respiratory chain complexes. [MIM:535000]

Molecular Location: base pairs 4,470 to 5,511 on mitochondrial DNA (Homo sapiens Annotation Release 108, GRCh38.p7) (NCBI)

mitochondrial DNA