Misato Segment II tubulin-like domain (IPR019605)

Short name: Misato_II_tubulin-like

Overlapping homologous superfamilies

Domain relationships



The misato protein contains three distinct, conserved domains, segments I, II and III and is involved in the regulation of mitochondrial distribution and morphology [PMID: 17349998]. This entry represents misato segment II.

Segments I and III are common to tubulins (IPR003008), but segment II aligns with myosin heavy chain sequences from Drosophila melanogaster (Fruit fly, P05661), rabbit (P04460), and human.

Segment II of misato is a major contributor to its greater length compared with the various tubulins. The most significant sequence similarities to this 54-amino acid region are from a motif found in the heavy chains of myosins from different organisms. A comparison of segment II with the vertebrate myosin heavy chains reveals that it shares homology with a myosin peptide in the hinge region linking the S2 and LMM domains. Segment II also contains heptad repeats which are characteristic of the myosin tail alpha-helical coiled-coils [PMID: 9144213].

Contributing signatures

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