Conserved Site

Mechanosensitive ion channel MscS, conserved site (IPR006686)

Short name: MscS_channel_CS

Description

MscS is a mechanosensitive channel present in the membrane of bacteria, archaea and eukarya that responds both to stretching of the cell membrane and to membrane depolarisation [PMID: 12446901]. MscS folds as a homo-heptamer with a cylindrical shape, and can be divided into transmembrane and extramembrane regions: an N-terminal periplasmic region, a transmembrane region, and a C-terminal cytoplasmic region. The C-terminal cytoplasmic region can be further divided into middle and C-terminal domains, which together create a framework that connects to the cytoplasm through distinct openings. The middle domain exhibits a Sm-like structure, consisting of five beta-strands that pack together with those of other subunits to form a barrel-like sheet extending around the entire protein.

GO terms

Biological Process

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Molecular Function

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Cellular Component

GO:0016020 membrane

Contributing signatures

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PROSITE patterns