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.
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Protein Aliases: DKFZP564B163; GTP binding protein Rab1a; Rab GTPase YPT1 homolog; RAB1, member RAS oncogene family; Ras-related protein Rab-1A; ras-related YPT1 protein; YPT1-related protein
Gene Aliases: Ac2-048; Gtbp; mKIAA3012; Rab-1; RAB1; RAB1A; Rab1r; YPT1