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Mitochondrial import inner membrane translocase subunit Tim9 is an
enzyme Enzymes () are proteins that act as biological catalysts (biocatalysts). Catalysts accelerate chemical reactions. The molecules upon which enzymes may act are called substrate (chemistry), substrates, and the enzyme converts the substrates int ...
that in humans is encoded by the ''TIMM9''
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. TIMM9 belongs to a family of evolutionarily conserved proteins that are organized in heterooligomeric complexes in the mitochondrial intermembrane space. These proteins mediate the import and insertion of
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membrane proteins into the mitochondrial inner membrane. upplied by OMIMref name="entrez" />


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