Family

Caleosin (IPR007736)

Short name: Caleosin

Family relationships

None.

Description

This family contains plant proteins related to caleosin. Caleosins contain calcium-binding domains and have an oleosin-like association with lipid bodies. Caleosins are present at relatively low levels and are mainly bound to microsomal membrane fractions at the early stages of seed development. As the seeds mature, overall levels of caleosins increased dramatically and they were associated almost exclusively with storage lipid bodies [PMID: 11171180]. The calcium binding domain is probably related to the calcium-binding EF-hands motif IPR002048.

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