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mitochondrially encoded tRNA glutamine
Symbol MT-TQ
Alt. symbols MTTQ
Entrez 4572
HUGO 7495
RefSeq NC_001807
Other data
Locus Chr. MT [1]

Mitochondrially encoded tRNA glutamine also known as MT-TQ is a transfer RNA which in humans is encoded by the mitochondrial MT-TQ gene.[1]

MT-TQ is a small 72 nucleotide RNA (human mitochondrial map position 4329-4400) that transfers the amino acid glutamine to a growing polypeptide chain at the ribosome site of protein synthesis during translation.


  1. ^ Anderson S, Bankier AT, Barrell BG, de Bruijn MH, Coulson AR, Drouin J, Eperon IC, Nierlich DP, Roe BA, Sanger F, Schreier PH, Smith AJ, Staden R, Young IG (April 1981). "Sequence and organization of the human mitochondrial genome". Nature. 290 (5806): 457–65. doi:10.1038/290457a0. PMID 7219534.