Chemokine-binding M3, viral (IPR015296)

Short name: Chemokine-bd_M3_vir

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This entry represents a group of viral chemokine binding proteins, which bind with CC-chemokine MCP-1, acting as cytokine decoy receptors [PMID: 12419245]. For example, the murine herpesvirus decoy receptor M3 acts as an immune system saboteur by altering host anti-viral inflammatory repsonses. M3 adopts a structure consisting of two different beta-sandwich domains of partial topological similarity to immunoglobulin-like folds.

GO terms

Biological Process

No terms assigned in this category.

Molecular Function

GO:0019956 chemokine binding

Cellular Component

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