Herpesvirus portal protein (IPR002660)

Short name: Herpes_Portal

Family relationships



This family consists of various proteins from the Herpesviridae that are similar to Human herpesvirus 1 (HHV-1) UL6 virion protein. UL6 is essential for cleavage and packaging of the viral genome [PMID: 8955060]. UL6 forms the DNA entry portal; it exists at a unique site in the capsid and forms a channel for entry of DNA into the capsid [PMID: 11602732].

GO terms

Biological Process

GO:0006323 DNA packaging

Molecular Function

No terms assigned in this category.

Cellular Component

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Contributing signatures

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