The name of this superfamily has been modified since the most recent official CATH+ release (v4_3_0). At the point of the last release, this superfamily was: waiting to be named.

Functional Families

Overview of the Structural Clusters (SC) and Functional Families within this CATH Superfamily. Clusters with a representative structure are represented by a filled circle.

Superfamily: Ribosomal protein L1/L10, domain II

This superfamily consists of the ribosomal protein L1 found in the large (50S) subunit of the bacterial ribosome, as well as its eukaryotic homologue L10 in 60S. Structural domains within this superfamily include several L1 ribosomal proteins and homologous proteins, such as eubacterial L1, algal and plant chloroplast L1, cyanelle L1, archaebacterial L1, vertebrate L10A, yeast L1-A and L1-B.

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.

PFAM:PF00687, INTERPRO:IPR016095,PMID:17962298,PMID:18778715,PMID:25664749,PMID:12037305,PMID:15659579

GO Diversity

Unique GO annotations
50 Unique GO terms

EC Diversity

Unique EC annotations
0 Unique EC terms

Species Diversity

Unique species annotations
16069 Unique species

Sequence/Structure Diversity

Overview of the sequence / structure diversity of this superfamily compared to other superfamilies in CATH. Click on the chart to view the data in more detail.

Superfamily Summary

A general summary of information for this superfamily.
Domains: 96
Domain clusters (>95% seq id): 10
Domain clusters (>35% seq id): 5
Unique PDBs: 90
Structural Clusters (5A): 1
Structural Clusters (9A): 1
FunFam Clusters: 40
Unique EC:
Unique GO: 50
Unique Species: 16069