UniProt functional annotation for Q5SLQ0

UniProt code: Q5SLQ0.

Organism: Thermus thermophilus (strain HB8 / ATCC 27634 / DSM 579).
Taxonomy: Bacteria; Deinococcus-Thermus; Deinococci; Thermales; Thermaceae; Thermus.
Function: Located on the back of the platform of the 30S subunit where it stabilizes the close packing of several RNA helices of the 16S rRNA. Forms part of the Shine-Dalgarno cleft in the 70S ribosome, where it probably interacts with the Shine-Dalgarno helix.
Subunit: Part of the 30S ribosomal subunit. Forms a tight heterodimer with protein S6, also interacts with protein S11. Binds to the C-terminus of IF3 and to the central section of Era. {ECO:0000269|PubMed:15866174}.
Mass spectrometry: Mass=10101; Method=MALDI; Range=2-88; Evidence={ECO:0000269|PubMed:16287167};
Similarity: Belongs to the ribosomal protein S18P family. {ECO:0000305}.

Annotations taken from UniProtKB at the EBI.