Flagellar transport protein FliP (IPR005837)

Short name: FliP

Overlapping homologous superfamilies


Family relationships


This model describes bacterial flagellar biogenesis protein fliP, which is one of the genes within the motility locus on the bacterial chromosome that is involved in structure and function of bacterial flagellum. It was demonstrated that mutants in fliP locus were non-flagellated and non-motile, while revertants were flagellated and motile. In Escherichia coli and related proteins the fliP protein probably [PMID: 8282695] plays a role in the transport of flagellar proteins. FliP is a protein of about 30 Kd which contains three or four transmembrane regions. Proteins evolutionary related to fliP have been found in a wide range of bacteria (mopC, hrcR, hrpW, spaP, yscR, etc.) and are involved in a variety of signal-peptide independent secretion systems.

GO terms

Biological Process

GO:0009306 protein secretion

Molecular Function

No terms assigned in this category.

Cellular Component

GO:0016020 membrane

Contributing signatures

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