Homologous Superfamily

Galactose-binding-like domain superfamily (IPR008979)

Short name: Galactose-bd-like_sf

Overlapping entries



Proteins containing a galactose-binding-like domain fold can be found in several different protein families, in both eukaryotes and prokaryotes. The common function of these domains is to bind to specific ligands, such as cell-surface-attached carbohydrate substrates for galactose oxidase and sialidase [PMID: 2002850], phospholipids on the outer side of the mammalian cell membrane for coagulation factor Va [PMID: 10586886], membrane-anchored ephrin for the Eph family of receptor tyrosine kinases [PMID: 11780069], and a complex of broken single-stranded DNA and DNA polymerase beta for XRCC1 [PMID: 10467102].

The structure of the galactose-binding-like domain members consists of a beta-sandwich, in which the strands making up the sheets exhibit a jellyroll fold. There is a high degree of similarity in the beta-sandwich and in the loops between different family members, despite an often low level of sequence similarity.

Contributing signatures

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