Tachylectin 2 (IPR023294)

Short name: Tachylectin2

Overlapping homologous superfamilies

Domain relationships



This entry represents a five-bladed beta propellor domain from Tachylectin 2. It consists of five four-stranded antiparallel beta-sheets are arranged around a water channel. Tachylectin 2 binds specifically to N-acetylglucosamine and N-acetylgalactosamine and is part of the organism's immunity host defense systems [PMID: 10228146]. Tachylectin 2 has five binding sites (one on each beta-sheet)for substrate carbohydrate recognition; by combining specificity for N-acetylcarbohydrates with a high density of ligand binding sites, tachylectin 2 is able to recognise foreign sugars.

Contributing signatures

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