Ribosomal protein L23 is one of the proteins from the large ribosomal subunit.
In Escherichia coli, L23 is known to bind a specific region on the 23S rRNA;
in yeast, the corresponding protein binds to a homologous site on the 26S rRNA
. It belongs to a family of ribosomal proteins which, on the basis of
sequence similarities [2,3,4], groups:
Algal and plant chloroplast L23.
Caenorhabditis elegans L23A (F55D10.2).
Yeast mitochondrial YmL41 (gene MRPL41 or MRP20).
As a signature pattern, we selected a small conserved region in the C-terminal
section of these proteins, which is probably involved in rRNA-binding .
July 1999 / Pattern and text revised.
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El Baradi T.T.A.L., Raue H.A., van de Regt C.H.F., Verbree E.C., Planta R.J.
EMBO J. 4:210-2107(1985).
Raue H.A., Otaka E., Suzuki K.
Structural comparison of 26S rRNA-binding ribosomal protein L25 from two different yeast strains and the equivalent proteins from three eubacteria and two chloroplasts.
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