UniProt functional annotation for Q5SLP6

UniProt code: Q5SLP6.

Organism: Thermus thermophilus (strain HB8 / ATCC 27634 / DSM 579).
Taxonomy: Bacteria; Deinococcus-Thermus; Deinococci; Thermales; Thermaceae; Thermus.
 
Function: Forms part of the ribosomal stalk which helps the ribosome interact with GTP-bound translation factors. The stalk extends beyond the surface of the 70S ribosome and is preferentially stabilized in 70S versus 50S crystals.
 
Function: In the 70S ribosome is in a position where it could interact transiently with the A site tRNA during translation.
 
Subunit: Part of the ribosomal stalk of the 50S ribosomal subunit. Interacts with L10 and the large rRNA to form the base of the stalk. L10 forms an elongated spine to which 3 L12 dimers bind in a sequential fashion forming a heptameric L10(L12)2(L12)2(L12)2 complex. Contacts one of the L7 dimers.
Ptm: The protein probably contains twelve methyl groups; at least one lysine residue (Lys-3) is known to be trimethylated. Methylation of the protein is not required for function.
Mass spectrometry: Mass=15506.2; Method=MALDI; Range=1-147; Note=Weight of the unmethylated protein; Source=PubMed:15317787;
Mass spectrometry: Mass=15675.1; Method=MALDI; Range=1-147; Note=Weight of the methylated protein; Source=PubMed:15317787;
Mass spectrometry: Mass=15678; Method=MALDI; Range=1-147; Source=PubMed:16287167;
Similarity: Belongs to the ribosomal protein L11P family.

Annotations taken from UniProtKB at the EBI.