Domain

VDE lipocalin domain (IPR010788)

Short name: VDE

Overlapping homologous superfamilies

Domain relationships

None.

Description

This entry represents a conserved region approximately 350 residues long within plant violaxanthin de-epoxidase (VDE). In higher plants, violaxanthin de-epoxidase forms part of a conserved system that dissipates excess energy as heat in the light-harvesting complexes of photosystem II (PSII), thus protecting them from photo-inhibitory damage [PMID: 8692813].

GO terms

Biological Process

GO:0055114 oxidation-reduction process

Molecular Function

GO:0046422 violaxanthin de-epoxidase activity

Cellular Component

GO:0009507 chloroplast

Contributing signatures

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