Location of the
gene on the H strand of the human mitochondrial genome.
, is one of the two mitochondrial ribosomal RNA genes (blue boxes).
Mitochondrially encoded 16S RNA (often abbreviated as ) is the 16S mitochondrial large subunit ribosomal RNA  that in humans is encoded by the  MT-RNR2 gene. The MT-RNR2 gene also encodes the Humanin polypeptide that has been the target of Alzheimer's disease research.
The 16S rRNA is the mitochondrial homologue of the
prokaryotic 23S and eukaryotic nuclear 28S ribosomal RNAs.
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