UniProt functional annotation for Q5SHN8

UniProt code: Q5SHN8.

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, it binds directly near the 3'-end of the 23S rRNA, where it nucleates assembly of the 50S subunit. {ECO:0000250}.
Subunit: Part of the 50S ribosomal subunit. Forms a cluster with proteins L14 and L19.
Ptm: The mass differences between the observed and calculated masses are suggested to be due to methylation, which is known to occur in the E.coli and R.palustris orthologs.
Mass spectrometry: Mass=22437; Method=MALDI; Range=1-206; Evidence={ECO:0000269|PubMed:16287167};
Similarity: Belongs to the ribosomal protein L3P family. {ECO:0000305}.

Annotations taken from UniProtKB at the EBI.