Synonyms: MTIF3,DC38,Translation initiation factor IF-3,mitochondrial,IF-3(Mt),IF-3Mt,IF3(mt),IF3mt
Background: 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.