PROSITE documentation PDOC00386
Ribosomal protein L15 signature


Ribosomal protein L15 is one of the proteins from the large ribosomal subunit. In Escherichia coli, L15 is known to bind the 23S rRNA. It belongs to a family of ribosomal proteins which, on the basis of sequence similarities [1], groups:

  • Eubacterial L15.
  • Plant chloroplast L15 (nuclear-encoded).
  • Archaebacterial L15.
  • Vertebrate L27a.
  • Tetrahymena thermophila L29.
  • Fungi L27a (L29, CRP-1, CYH2).

L15 is a protein of 144 to 154 amino-acid residues. As a signature pattern, we selected a conserved region in the C-terminal section of these proteins.

Last update:

April 2006 / Pattern revised.


Technical section

PROSITE method (with tools and information) covered by this documentation:

RIBOSOMAL_L15, PS00475; Ribosomal protein L15 signature  (PATTERN)


1AuthorsOtaka E. Hashimoto T. Mizuta K. Suzuki K.
SourceProtein Seq. Data Anal. 5:301-313(1993).

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