[TIG_ECOLI] Involved in protein export. Acts as a chaperone by maintaining the newly synthesized secretory and non-secretory proteins in an open conformation. Binds to nascent polypeptide chains via ribosomal protein L23 (PubMed:12226666). Functions as a peptidyl-prolyl cis-trans isomerase in vitro, this activity is dispensible in vivo for chaperone activity.
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