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Protein Domain : IPR023626

Name  Ribosomal protein L39e domain Short Name  Ribosomal_L39e_dom
Type  Domain Description  Ribosomes are the particles that catalyse mRNA-directed protein synthesis in all organisms. The codons of the mRNA are exposed on the ribosome to allow tRNA binding. This leads to the incorporation of amino acids into the growing polypeptide chain in accordance with the genetic information. Incoming amino acid monomers enter the ribosomal A site in the form of aminoacyl-tRNAs complexed with elongation factor Tu (EF-Tu) and GTP. The growing polypeptide chain, situated in the P site as peptidyl-tRNA, is then transferred to aminoacyl-tRNA and the new peptidyl-tRNA, extended by one residue, is translocated to the P site with the aid the elongation factor G (EF-G) and GTP as the deacylated tRNA is released from the ribosome through one or more exit sites [, ]. About 2/3 of the mass of the ribosome consists of RNA and 1/3 of protein. The proteins are named in accordance with the subunit of the ribosome which they belong to - the small (S1 to S31) and the large (L1 to L44). Usually they decorate the rRNA cores of the subunits. Many ribosomal proteins, particularly those of the large subunit, are composed of a globular, surfaced-exposed domain with long finger-like projections that extend into the rRNA core to stabilise its structure. Most of the proteins interact with multiple RNA elements, often from different domains. In the large subunit, about 1/3 of the 23S rRNA nucleotides are at least in van der Waal's contact with protein, and L22 interacts with all six domains of the 23S rRNA. Proteins S4 and S7, which initiate assembly of the 16S rRNA, are located at junctions of five and four RNA helices, respectively. In this way proteins serve to organise and stabilise the rRNA tertiary structure. While the crucial activities of decoding and peptide transfer are RNA based, proteins play an active role in functions that may have evolved to streamline the process of protein synthesis. In addition to their function in the ribosome, many ribosomal proteins have some function 'outside' the ribosome [, ].A number of eukaryotic and archaebacterial large subunit ribosomal proteins can be grouped on the basis of sequence similarities.These proteins are very basic. At about 50 residues long, they are the smallestproteins of eukaryotic-type ribosomes.This entry represents the stuctural domain found in ribosomal proteins belonging to the L39e family, which includes eukaryotic and archaeal proteins.

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Source . Name

Subject . Primary Identifier
G3DSA:1.10.1620.10 GENE3D IPR023626
SSF48662 SSF IPR023626

2 Data Sets

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TrEMBL data set
InterPro data set  

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5 Proteins

DB identifier Primary Accession
Organism . Name
FBpp0072094 O16130 Drosophila melanogaster
FBpp0276586 Q28ZZ5 Drosophila pseudoobscura
A8XY53_CAEBR A8XY53 Caenorhabditis briggsae
RL39_CAEEL P52814 Caenorhabditis elegans
E3LKD9_CAERE E3LKD9 Caenorhabditis remanei