UniProt functional annotation for Q5SHQ2

UniProt code: Q5SHQ2.

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 of the 30S subunit central domain. The combined cluster of proteins S8, S12 and S17 appears to hold together the shoulder and platform of the 30S subunit.
Subunit: Part of the 30S ribosomal subunit. Contacts proteins S2, S5 and S12.
Mass spectrometry: Mass=15839; Method=MALDI; Range=1-138; Source=PubMed:16287167;
Similarity: Belongs to the ribosomal protein S8P family.

Annotations taken from UniProtKB at the EBI.