Family

Beta-microseminoprotein (IPR008735)

Short name: PSP94

Family relationships

None.

Description

This family consists of the protein beta-microseminoprotein/prostate-associated microseminoprotein from humans and some small serum protein from snakes. Prostatic secretory protein of 94 amino acids (PSP94), also called beta-microseminoprotein, is a small, nonglycosylated protein, rich in cysteine residues. It was first isolated as a major protein from Homo sapiens seminal plasma [PMID: 10639193]. The exact function of this protein is unknown.

The small serum proteins may serve as a self-defense protein against the toxic effects of the snake venom during accidental envenomation.

Contributing signatures

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