PA14 domain (IPR011658)

Short name: PA14_dom

Overlapping homologous superfamilies


Domain relationships


The PA14 domain forms an insert in bacterial beta-glucosidases, other glycosidases, glycosyltransferases, proteases, amidases, yeast adhesins and bacterial toxins, including anthrax protective antigen (PA). The domain also occurs in a Dictyostelium pre-spore cell-inducing factor Psi and in fibrocystin, the mammalian protein whose mutation leads to polycystic kidney and hepatic disease. The crystal structure of PA shows that this domain (named PA14 after its location in the PA20 pro-peptide) has a beta-barrel structure. The PA14 domain sequence suggests a binding function, rather than a catalytic role. The PA14 domain distribution is compatible with carbohydrate binding [PMID: 15236739].

Contributing signatures

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