Domain

NEAT domain (IPR006635)

Short name: NEAT_dom

Domain relationships

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Description

This domain identifies a group of iron-regulated surface determinant proteins found exclusively in bacteria. Among them, the iron-regulated surface determinant protein H (isdH, also known as harA) binds human plasma haptoglobin-hemoglobin complexes, haptoglobin and hemoglobin. It binds haptoglobin-hemoglobin complexes with significantly higher affinity than haptoglobin alone [PMID: 12823809]. In Staphylococcus aureus, isdH protein contains three NEAT (NEAr Transporter) domains: IsdH(N1), IsdH(N2), and IsdH(N3). These three domains have different functions, IsdH(N1) binds hemoglobin and haptoglobin, whereas IsdH(N3) captures heme that is released from hemoglobin [PMID: 18984582, PMID: 16762363].

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