Family

Pilin accessory predicted (IPR009663)

Short name: PAP_PilO

Overlapping homologous superfamilies

None.

Family relationships

None.

Description

This family consists of several enterobacterial PilO proteins. The function of PilO is unknown although it has been suggested that it is a cytoplasmic protein in the absence of other Pil proteins, but PilO protein is translocated to the outer membrane in the presence of other Pil proteins. Alternatively, PilO protein may form a complex with other Pil protein(s). PilO has been predicted to function as a component of the pilin transport apparatus and thin-pilus basal body [PMID: 11751821]. This family does not seem to be related to IPR007445.

Contributing signatures

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