COBRA, plant (IPR006918)

Short name: COBRA_pln

Family relationships



This entry represents the COBRA family proteins. In Arabidopsis thaliana, members of the family are all extracellular glycosyl-phosphatidyl inositol-anchored proteins (GPI-linked) [PMID: 15849274]. COBRA is involved in determining the orientation of cell expansion, probably by playing an important role in cellulose deposition. It may act by recruiting cellulose synthesizing complexes to discrete positions on the cell surface. Some members of this family are annotated as phytochelatin synthase, but these annotations are incorrect [PMID: 15375203].

GO terms

Biological Process

GO:0016049 cell growth
GO:0010215 cellulose microfibril organization

Molecular Function

No terms assigned in this category.

Cellular Component

GO:0031225 anchored component of membrane

Contributing signatures

Signatures from InterPro member databases are used to construct an entry.