TMP repeat (IPR007713)

Short name: TMP_rpt


This short repeat consists of the motif WXXh where X can be any residue and h is a hydrophobic residue. The repeat is named TMP after its occurrence in the tape measure protein (TMP). Tape measure protein is a component of phage tail and probably forms a beta-helix. Truncated forms of TMP lead to shortened tail fibres [PMID: 11040123]. This repeat is also found in non-phage proteins where it may play a structural role.

Contributing signatures

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