Archaeal flagella protein FlaD/E domain (IPR006752)

Short name: Arch_fla_DE

Overlapping homologous superfamilies


Domain relationships



Archaeal flagella are unique motility structures, and the absence of bacterial structural motility genes in the complete genome sequences of flagellated archaeal species has always suggested that archaeal flagellar biogenesis is likely mediated by novel components. FlaD and FlaE, are present in the cell as membrane-associated proteins but are not major components of isolated flagellar filaments. Interestingly, flaD was found to encode two proteins, each translated from a separate ribosome binding site.

This entry represents a domain found in the N-teminal region of flaE but towards the C-terminal region of flaD [PMID: 11717274].

GO terms

Biological Process

GO:0097588 archaeal or bacterial-type flagellum-dependent cell motility

Molecular Function

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Cellular Component

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Contributing signatures

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