Family

Bacteriophage T4, Gp53, baseplate wedge protein (IPR022607)

Short name: Phage_T4_Gp53_baseplate_wedge

Family relationships

None.

Description

The baseplate of Enterobacteria phage T4 controls host cell recognition, attachment, tail sheath contraction and viral DNA ejection. The structure of the baseplate suggests a mechanism of baseplate structural transition during the initial stages of T4 infection. The baseplate is assembled from six identical wedges that surround the central hub. Gp53, along with other T4 gene products, combine sequentially to assemble a wedge [PMID: 12923574].

Contributing signatures

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