Family

Conserved hypothetical protein CHP02450, tryptophan-rich (IPR012663)

Short name: CHP02450_Tryp

Overlapping homologous superfamilies

None.

Family relationships

None.

Description

Members of this family are small hypothetical proteins of 60 to 100 residues from Cyanobacteria and some Proteobacteria. Prochlorococcus marinus strains have two members, other species one only. Interestingly, of the eight most conserved residues, four are aromatic and three are invariant tryptophans. It appears all species that encode this protein can synthesize tryptophan de novo.

Contributing signatures

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