The name of this superfamily has been modified since the most recent official CATH+ release (v4_2_0). At the point of the last release, this superfamily was: waiting to be named.
L1 is the largest protein from the large ribosomal subunit and structurally, it consists of one alpha/beta subdomain interrupted by another alpha/beta subdomain. In the structure of the protein, two domains are connected by a hinge region that consists of two oppositely directed polypeptide chains. L1 is a two-domain protein with N- and C-termini located in domain I. L1 has a dual function as a ribosomal protein binding 23S rRNA and as a translational repressor binding its mRNA. L1 from Escherichia coli (EcoL1) mediates autogenous regulation of translation by binding to a region within the leader sequence, close to the Shine-Dalgarno sequence, of the mRNA of the L11 operon coding for ribosomal proteins L1 and L11 PMID:15659579.
This superfamily entry represents domain II, which is responsible for the high affinity binding to rRNA. It has been suggested that domain II forms an 'obstacle' that hinders the recognition of mRNA by intact TthL1. Experimental evidence suggests that in protein L1 its domain I alone is sufficient for specific RNA binding, whereas domain II stabilises the L1-rRNA complex. Other studies suggest that L1 interacts with the 23S rRNA through both of its domains PMID:12514741.
|Domain clusters (>95% seq id):||10|
|Domain clusters (>35% seq id):||5|
|Structural Clusters (5A):||2|
|Structural Clusters (9A):||1|