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Ribosomal Proteins in Eukaryotes

  1. Ulrich-Axel Bommer1,
  2. Joachim Stahl2

Published Online: 27 JAN 2006

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0003867



How to Cite

Bommer, U.-A. and Stahl, J. 2006. Ribosomal Proteins in Eukaryotes. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    St George's Hospital Medical School, London, UK

  2. 2

    Max Delbrück Centre for Molecular Medicine, Berlin, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 JAN 2006


About 80 different ribosomal proteins are involved in the biogenesis and functioning of eukaryotic ribosomes. Genome sequencing efforts have contributed to our knowledge on their evolution, and recent progress in the structural analysis of the ribosome has considerably improved our understanding of the localization and function of individual ribosomal proteins, some of which are also involved in extraribosomal functions.


  • eukaryotic ribosomal proteins;
  • evolution;
  • localization;
  • function;
  • genes