This is a component of the ubiquinol-cytochrome c reductase complex (complex III or cytochrome b-c1 complex), which is part of the mitochondrial respiratory chain. This subunit, together with cytochrome b, binds to ubiquinone. Defects in UQCRQ are a cause of mitochondrial complex III deficiency (MT-C3D). A disorder of the mitochondrial respiratory chain resulting in a highly variable phenotype depending on which tissues are affected. Clinical features include mitochondrial encephalopathy, psychomotor retardation, ataxia, severe failure to thrive, liver dysfunction, renal tubulopathy, muscle weakness and exercise intolerance. Belongs to the UQCRQ/QCR8 family. Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
Protein type: Energy Metabolism - oxidative phosphorylation; Mitochondrial; Oxidoreductase