PROSITE documentation PDOC00590
Ribosomal protein S17e signature


A number of eukaryotic and archaebacterial ribosomal proteins can be grouped on the basis of sequence similarities. One of these families consists of:

  • Vertebrates S17 [1].
  • Drosophila S17 [2].
  • Neurospora crassa S17 (crp-3).
  • Yeast S17a (RP51A) and S17b (RP51B) [3].
  • Archaebacterial S17e.

These proteins have from 63 (in archebacteria) to 130 to 146 amino acids and are highly conserved. As a signature, we selected a region in the central part of these proteins.

Last update:

April 2006 / Pattern revised.


Technical section

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

RIBOSOMAL_S17E, PS00712; Ribosomal protein S17e signature  (PATTERN)


1AuthorsChen I.-T. Roufa D.J.
TitleThe transcriptionally active human ribosomal protein S17 gene.
SourceGene 70:107-116(1988).
PubMed ID3240863

2AuthorsMaki C. Rhoads D.D. Stewart M.J. Van Slyke B. Roufa D.J.
TitleThe Drosophila melanogaster RPS17 gene encoding ribosomal protein S17.
SourceGene 79:289-298(1989).
PubMed ID2507396

3AuthorsAbovich N. Rosbash M.
TitleTwo genes for ribosomal protein 51 of Saccharomyces cerevisiae complement and contribute to the ribosomes.
SourceMol. Cell. Biol. 4:1871-1879(1984).
PubMed ID6092944

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