rpsM, 30S ribosomal protein S13
Also Known as
RS13_THET8, rpsM, rps13
Located at the top of the head of the 30S subunit, it contacts several helices of the 16S rRNA. In the 70S ribosome structure it contacts the 23S rRNA (bridge B1a) and protein L5 of the 50S subunit (bridge B1b), connecting the top of the two subunits; these bridges are in contact with the A site and P site tRNAs respectively and are implicated in movement during ribosome translocation. Separately contacts the tRNAs in the A and P sites. Part of the 30S ribosomal subunit. Forms a loose heterodimer with protein S19. Forms two bridges to the 50S subunit in the 70S ribosome, contacting protein L5 and the 23S rRNA; these bridges are straddled by the 5S rRNA.