UniProt functional annotation for Q72I09

UniProt code: Q72I09.

Organism: Thermus thermophilus (strain HB27 / ATCC BAA-163 / DSM 7039).
Taxonomy: Bacteria; Deinococcus-Thermus; Deinococci; Thermales; Thermaceae; Thermus.
Function: This protein binds specifically to 23S rRNA; its binding is stimulated by other ribosomal proteins, e.g. L4, L17, and L20. 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: The globular domain of the protein is located near the polypeptide exit tunnel on the outside of the subunit, while an extended beta-hairpin is found that lines the wall of the exit tunnel in the center of the 70S ribosome (By similarity).
Subunit: Part of the 50S ribosomal subunit (By similarity).
Similarity: Belongs to the ribosomal protein L22P family.

Annotations taken from UniProtKB at the EBI.