SO Accession: SO:0000375 (SOWiki)
Definition: 5_8S ribosomal RNA (5. 8S rRNA) is a component of the large subunit of the eukaryotic ribosome. It is transcribed by RNA polymerase I as part of the 45S precursor that also contains 18S and 28S rRNA. Functionally, it is thought that 5.8S rRNA may be involved in ribosome translocation. It is also known to form covalent linkage to the p53 tumour suppressor protein. 5_8S rRNA is also found in archaea.
Synonyms: 5.8S LSU rRNA, 5.8S ribosomal RNA, 5.8S rRNA, rRNA 5 8S
DB Xrefs: URL: http://www.sanger.ac.uk/cgi-bin/Rfam/getacc?RF00002  

Parent: large_subunit_rRNA (SO:0000651)
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