Fimbrial-type adhesion domain (IPR000259)

Short name: Adhesion_dom_fimbrial

Overlapping homologous superfamilies

Domain relationships


This domain is found in bacterial proteins that are involved in regulation of length and mediation of adhesion of fimbriae. Fimbriae (also called pili), are polar filaments radiating from the surface of the bacterium to a length of 0.5-1.5 micrometers, that enable bacteria to colonize the epithelium of specific host organs. Fimbriae are also responsible to promote virulence [PMID: 10066469, PMID: 1681580, PMID: 2890081].

GO terms

Biological Process

GO:0007155 cell adhesion

Molecular Function

No terms assigned in this category.

Cellular Component

GO:0009289 pilus

Contributing signatures

Signatures from InterPro member databases are used to construct an entry.