MRPL34 (Mitochondrial Ribosomal Protein L34) is a Protein Coding gene. The MRPL34 gene, located on 19p13.1, is conserved in chimpanzee, Rhesus monkey, cow, mouse, and rat. MRPL34 belongs to the bacterial ribosomal protein bL34 family. This gene encodes a 39S subunit protein. Among different species, the proteins comprising the mitoribosome differ greatly in sequence, and sometimes in biochemical properties, which prevents easy recognition by sequence homology. MRPL34 is widely expressed in the kidney, duodenum, and other tissues. Diseases associated with MRPL34 include Bardet-Biedl Syndrome 5. Among its related pathways are Organelle biogenesis and maintenance and Viral mRNA Translation. 212 organisms have orthologs with the human gene MRPL34.