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 member of the L18AE family of ribosomal proteins that is a component of the 60S subunit. The encoded protein may play a role in viral replication by interacting with the hepatitis C virus internal ribosome entry site (IRES). This gene is co-transcribed with the U68 snoRNA, located within the third intron. As is typical for genes encoding ribosomal proteins, there are multiple processed pseudogenes of this gene dispersed throughout the genome.
蛋白别名: 60S ribosomal protein L18a; Large ribosomal subunit protein eL20; ribosomal protein L18a-like protein
基因别名: L18A; RPL18A
UniProt ID: (Human) Q02543
Entrez Gene ID: (Human) 6142
分子生物学功能: ribosomal protein