Family

Bacteriophage T4, IpI (IPR024373)

Short name: Phage_T4_IpI

Family relationships

None.

Description

This family of proteins represents IPI from bacteriophage T4. This protein is a nuclease inhibitor which is injected by T4 to protect its DNA from gmrS/gmrD CT of pathogenic Escherichia coli into the infected host [PMID: 18037438]. The structure of this protein consists of two small beta-sheets flanked by N and C termini by alpha-helices. The protein has a gmrS/gmrD hydrophobic binding site [PMID: 18037438].

Contributing signatures

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