Lipoprotein, OspC-type (IPR001800)

Short name: Lipoprotein_OspC

Overlapping homologous superfamilies

Family relationships



Members of this family are lipoproteins that are probably involved in evasion of the host immune system by Spirochaeta pathogens [PMID: 9403685]. Borrelia burgdorferi, the causative agent of Lyme disease, has the potential of producing more than 100 different lipoproteins that could become anchored to the outer membrane [PMID: 10672174]. One of these is outer surface protein C (OspC), which acts as an antiphagocytic factor [PMID: 26438793].

GO terms

Biological Process

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Molecular Function

No terms assigned in this category.

Cellular Component

GO:0009279 cell outer membrane

Contributing signatures

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