Family

Phospholipase A2, prokaryotic/fungal (IPR015141)

Short name: PLipase_A2_prok/fun

Family relationships

None.

Description

This entry represents bacterial and fungal phospholipase A2 proteins, as well as various hypothetical and putative proteins. They enable the liberation of fatty acids and lysophospholipid by hydrolysing the 2-ester bond of 1,2-diacyl-3-sn-phosphoglycerides. The phospholipase domain adopts an alpha-helical secondary structure, consisting of five alpha-helices and two helical segments [PMID: 11897785].

Contributing signatures

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