Homologous Superfamily

Ribosomal protein L10e/L16 superfamily (IPR036920)

Short name: Ribosomal_L10e/L16_sf

Overlapping entries


L16 is an essential protein in the large ribosomal subunit of bacteria, mitochondria, and chloroplasts. Large subunits that lack L16 are defective in peptidyl transferase activity, peptidyl-tRNA hydrolysis activity, association with the 30S subunit, binding of aminoacyl-tRNA and interaction with antibiotics. L16 is required for the function of elongation factor P (EF-P), a protein involved in peptide bond synthesis through the stimulation of peptidyl transferase activity by the ribosome. Mutations in L16 and the adjoining bases of 23S rRNA confer antibiotic resistance in bacteria, suggesting a role for L16 in the formation of the antibiotic binding site. The GTPase RbgA (YlqF) is essential for the assembly of the large subunit, and it is believed to regulate the incorporation of L16. L10e is the archaeal and eukaryotic cytosolic homologue of bacterial L16. L16 and L10e exhibit structural differences at the N terminus [PMID: 15561149, PMID: 16997968, PMID: 16431913, PMID: 17613524, PMID: 16390447, PMID: 11259679, PMID: 12384386, PMID: 9988728].

This entry represents a structural domain superfamily with an alpha/beta-hammerhead fold, where the beta-hammerhead motif is similar to that in barrel-sandwich hybrids. Domains of this structure can be found in ribosomal proteins L10e and L16.

GO terms

Biological Process

GO:0006412 translation

Molecular Function

GO:0003735 structural constituent of ribosome

Cellular Component

GO:0005840 ribosome

Contributing signatures

Signatures from InterPro member databases are used to construct an entry.