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MRPL54 mitochondrial ribosomal protein L54 [ Homo sapiens (human) ]

Gene ID: 116541, updated on 21-Dec-2019


Official Symbol
MRPL54provided by HGNC
Official Full Name
mitochondrial ribosomal protein L54provided by HGNC
Primary source
See related
Ensembl:ENSG00000183617 MIM:611858
Gene type
protein coding
RefSeq status
Homo sapiens
Eukaryota; Metazoa; Chordata; Craniata; Vertebrata; Euteleostomi; Mammalia; Eutheria; Euarchontoglires; Primates; Haplorrhini; Catarrhini; Hominidae; Homo
Also known as
L54mt; MRP-L54
Mammalian mitochondrial ribosomal proteins are encoded by nuclear genes and help in protein synthesis within the mitochondrion. Mitochondrial ribosomes (mitoribosomes) consist of a small 28S subunit and a large 39S subunit. They have an estimated 75% protein to rRNA composition compared to prokaryotic ribosomes, where this ratio is reversed. Another difference between mammalian mitoribosomes and prokaryotic ribosomes is that the latter contain a 5S rRNA. Among different species, the proteins comprising the mitoribosome differ greatly in sequence, and sometimes in biochemical properties, which prevents easy recognition by sequence homology. This gene encodes a 39S subunit protein. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
Ubiquitous expression in bone marrow (RPKM 26.9), adrenal (RPKM 26.3) and 25 other tissues See more

Genomic context

See MRPL54 in Genome Data Viewer
Exon count:
Annotation release Status Assembly Chr Location
109.20191205 current GRCh38.p13 (GCF_000001405.39) 19 NC_000019.10 (3762682..3767565)
105 previous assembly GRCh37.p13 (GCF_000001405.25) 19 NC_000019.9 (3762665..3767563)

Chromosome 19 - NC_000019.10Genomic Context describing neighboring genes Neighboring gene tight junction protein 3 Neighboring gene amyloid beta precursor protein binding family A member 3 Neighboring gene uncharacterized LOC105372248 Neighboring gene retina and anterior neural fold homeobox 2 Neighboring gene megakaryocyte-associated tyrosine kinase

Genomic regions, transcripts, and products


  • Project title: HPA RNA-seq normal tissues
  • Description: RNA-seq was performed of tissue samples from 95 human individuals representing 27 different tissues in order to determine tissue-specificity of all protein-coding genes
  • BioProject: PRJEB4337
  • Publication: PMID 24309898
  • Analysis date: Wed Apr 4 07:08:55 2018

HIV-1 interactions

Replication interactions

Interaction Pubs
Knockdown of mitochondrial ribosomal protein L54 (MRPL54) by siRNA enhances the early stages of HIV-1 replication in HeLa-CD4 cells infected with viral pseudotypes HIV89.6R and HIV8.2N PubMed

Go to the HIV-1, Human Interaction Database

Pathways from PubChem


Products Interactant Other Gene Complex Source Pubs Description

General gene information



Gene Ontology Provided by GOA

Function Evidence Code Pubs
RNA binding HDA PubMed 
structural constituent of ribosome IBA
Inferred from Biological aspect of Ancestor
more info
Process Evidence Code Pubs
mitochondrial translational elongation TAS
Traceable Author Statement
more info
mitochondrial translational termination TAS
Traceable Author Statement
more info
Component Evidence Code Pubs
mitochondrial inner membrane TAS
Traceable Author Statement
more info
mitochondrial large ribosomal subunit IBA
Inferred from Biological aspect of Ancestor
more info
mitochondrial large ribosomal subunit IDA
Inferred from Direct Assay
more info
mitochondrion IDA
Inferred from Direct Assay
more info

General protein information

Preferred Names
39S ribosomal protein L54, mitochondrial
mitochondrial large ribosomal subunit protein mL54

NCBI Reference Sequences (RefSeq)

RefSeqs maintained independently of Annotated Genomes

These reference sequences exist independently of genome builds. Explain

These reference sequences are curated independently of the genome annotation cycle, so their versions may not match the RefSeq versions in the current genome build. Identify version mismatches by comparing the version of the RefSeq in this section to the one reported in Genomic regions, transcripts, and products above.

mRNA and Protein(s)

  1. NM_172251.3NP_758455.1  39S ribosomal protein L54, mitochondrial

    See identical proteins and their annotated locations for NP_758455.1

    Status: REVIEWED

    Source sequence(s)
    AA340000, BQ061807
    Consensus CDS
    ENSP00000331849.3, ENST00000330133.5
    Conserved Domains (1) summary
    Ribosomal_L37; Mitochondrial ribosomal protein L37

RefSeqs of Annotated Genomes: Homo sapiens Updated Annotation Release 109.20191205

The following sections contain reference sequences that belong to a specific genome build. Explain

Reference GRCh38.p13 Primary Assembly


  1. NC_000019.10 Reference GRCh38.p13 Primary Assembly

    GenBank, FASTA, Sequence Viewer (Graphics)
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