Nematode fatty acid retinoid binding (IPR008632)

Short name: Gp-FAR-1

Overlapping homologous superfamilies


Family relationships



Parasitic nematodes produce at least two structurally novel classes of small helix-rich retinol- and fatty-acid-binding proteins that have no counterparts in their plant or animal hosts and thus represent potential targets for new nematicides. Gp-FAR-1 is a member of the nematode-specific fatty-acid- and retinol-binding (FAR) family of proteins but localises to the surface of the organism, placing it in a strategic position for interaction with the host. Gp-FAR-1 functions as a broad-spectrum retinol- and fatty-acid-binding protein, and it is thought that it is involved in the evasion of primary host plant defence systems [PMID: 11368765].

GO terms

Biological Process

No terms assigned in this category.

Molecular Function

GO:0008289 lipid binding

Cellular Component

No terms assigned in this category.

Contributing signatures

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