Ethanolamine utilization protein EutN/carboxysome structural protein Ccml (IPR004992)

Short name: EutN_CcmL

Family relationships


The ethanolamine utilization protein EutN is involved in the cobalamin-dependent degradation of ethanolamine [PMID: 10464203]. The crystal structure of EutN contains a central five-stranded beta-barrel, with an alpha-helix at the open end of this barrel (PDB: 2HD3). The structure also contains three additional beta-strands, which help the formation of a tight hexamer, with a hole in the centre. This suggests that EutN forms a pore, with an opening of 26 Amstrong in diameter on one face and 14 Amstrong on the other face [PMID: 17588214].

This entry represents a family of related bacterial proteins with roles in ethanolamine and carbon dioxide metabolism.

Contributing signatures

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