ⓘ MTRF1L

                                     

ⓘ MTRF1L

Mitochondrial translational release factor 1-like is a protein that in humans is encoded by the MTRF1L gene.

Mitochondrial DNA encodes 13 proteins that play an important role in the respiratory chain, while all proteins involved in mitochondrial translation are encoded by nuclear genes that are imported from the cytoplasm. MTRF1L nuclear encoded protein which functions as a releasing factor that recognizes termination codons and releases mitochondrial ribosomes from the synthesized protein (summary Nozaki et al. 2008.