ribosomal protein L8 (RPL8)

Name: RPL8
Description: ribosomal protein L8
Orgname: Homo sapiens
Status: 0
CurrentID: 0
Chromosome: 8
GeneticSource: genomic
MapLocation: 8q24.3
OtherDesignations: 60S ribosomal protein L8
NomenclatureSymbol: RPL8
NomenclatureName: ribosomal protein L8
NomenclatureStatus: Official
TaxID: 9606
GeneWeight: 2671
Summary: Ribosomes, the organelles that catalyze protein synthesis, consist of a small 40S subunit and a large 60S subunit. Together these subunits are composed of 4 RNA species and approximately 80 structurally distinct proteins. This gene encodes a ribosomal protein that is a component of the 60S subunit. The protein belongs to the L2P family of ribosomal proteins. It is located in the cytoplasm. In rat, the protein associates with the 5.8S rRNA, very likely participates in the binding of aminoacyl-tRNA, and is a constituent of the elongation factor 2-binding site at the ribosomal subunit interface. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding the same protein exist. As is typical for genes encoding ribosomal proteins, there are multiple processed pseudogenes of this gene dispersed through the genome. [provided by RefSeq]
ChrSort: 08
ChrStart: 146015153

UniProtein db: RPL8 UniProt protein knowledge database
Ensembl db: RPL8 Ensembl genome database

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