Domain

Bacteriophage T4, Gp8 (IPR015298)

Short name: Phage_T4_Gp8

Domain relationships

None.

Description

Members of this family of viral baseplate structural proteins adopt a structure consisting of a three-layer beta-sandwich with two finger-like loops containing an alpha-helix at the opposite sides of the sandwich. The two peripheral, five-stranded, antiparallel beta-sheets are stacked against the middle, four-stranded, antiparallel beta-sheet. Attachment of this family of proteins to the baseplate during assembly creates a binding site for subsequent attachment of Gp6 [PMID: 12729757].

Contributing signatures

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