UniProt functional annotation for Q72I05

UniProt code: Q72I05.

Organism: Thermus thermophilus (strain HB27 / ATCC BAA-163 / DSM 7039).
Taxonomy: Bacteria; Deinococcus-Thermus; Deinococci; Thermales; Thermaceae; Thermus.
Function: One of the primary rRNA binding proteins, this protein initially binds near the 5'-end of the 23S rRNA. It is important during the early stages of 50S assembly. It makes multiple contacts with different domains of the 23S rRNA in the assembled 50S subunit and ribosome (By similarity).
Function: Forms part of the polypeptide exit tunnel (By similarity).
Subunit: Part of the 50S ribosomal subunit.
Similarity: Belongs to the ribosomal protein L4P family.

Annotations taken from UniProtKB at the EBI.