This gene encodes a translation initiation factor that is involved in mitochondrial protein synthesis. Polymorphism in this gene is associated with the onset of Parkinson's disease. Alternate splicing results in multiple transcript variants. A pseudogene of this gene is found on chromosome 5.
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Protein Aliases: IF-3(Mt); Translation initiation factor IF-3, mitochondrial
Gene Aliases: DC38; IF3mt; MTIF3
UniProt ID: (Human) Q9H2K0
Entrez Gene ID: (Human) 219402
Molecular Function: translation initiation factor