Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 5.2.2)
Predicted to be a structural constituent of ribosome. Acts upstream of or within several processes, including 90S preribosome assembly; middle ear morphogenesis; and sensory perception of sound. Part of cytosolic large ribosomal subunit and eukaryotic 80S initiation complex. Is active in synapse. Is expressed in thymus primordium. Used to study otitis media. Orthologous to human RPL38 (ribosomal protein L38).