UniProt functional annotation for P60405

UniProt code: P60405.

Organism: Thermus thermophilus (strain HB8 / ATCC 27634 / DSM 579).
Taxonomy: Bacteria; Deinococcus-Thermus; Deinococci; Thermales; Thermaceae; Thermus.
Function: One of the primary rRNA binding proteins. Required for association of the 30S and 50S subunits to form the 70S ribosome, for tRNA binding and peptide bond formation. It has been suggested to have peptidyltransferase activity; this is somewhat controversial (By similarity). Makes several contacts with the 16S rRNA (forming bridge B7b) in the 70S ribosome.
Subunit: Part of the 50S ribosomal subunit. Forms a bridge to the 30S subunit in the 70S ribosome, contacting the 16S rRNA. May also make transient contacts with protein S6 during translation in the 70S ribosome.
Mass spectrometry: Mass=30337; Method=MALDI; Range=2-276; Source=PubMed:16287167;
Similarity: Belongs to the ribosomal protein L2P family.

Annotations taken from UniProtKB at the EBI.