Cell division protein ZapA-like (IPR007838)

Short name: Cell_div_ZapA-like

Overlapping homologous superfamilies

Family relationships


This entry represents a structural domain found in the cell division protein ZapA, as well as in related proteins. This domain has a core structure consisting of two layers alpha/beta, and has a long C-terminal helix that forms dimeric parallel and tetrameric antiparallel coiled coils [PMID: 15288790]. ZapA interacts with FtsZ, where FtsZ is part of a mid-cell cytokinetic structure termed the Z-ring that recruits a hierarchy of fission related proteins early in the bacterial cell cycle. ZapA drives the polymerisation and filament bundling of FtsZ, thereby contributing to the spatio-temporal tuning of the Z-ring.

Contributing signatures

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