UniProt functional annotation for Q5SHP7

UniProt code: Q5SHP7.

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 to 16S rRNA where it helps nucleate assembly of the platform and body of the 30S subunit by bringing together and stabilizing interactions between several different RNA helices. The combined cluster of proteins S8, S12 and S17 appears to hold together the shoulder and platform of the 30S subunit.
Function: Deletion of the protein leads to an increased generation time and a temperature-sensitive phenotype.
Subunit: Part of the 30S ribosomal subunit. Contacts protein S12.
Mass spectrometry: Mass=12167; Method=MALDI; Range=2-105; Source=PubMed:16287167;
Similarity: Belongs to the ribosomal protein S17P family.

Annotations taken from UniProtKB at the EBI.