Family

Phage tail assembly chaperone protein, TAC (IPR024410)

Short name: Phage_TAC_12

Overlapping homologous superfamilies

None.

Family relationships

None.

Description

This is a family of phage tail assembly chaperone proteins from Siphoviridae phages. TACs are required for the morphogenesis of all long-tailed phages. The proposed function for the TAC is to coat the tape-measure protein to prevent it from forming unproductive complexes or precipitating before the tail tube protein has been incorporated [PMID: 23542344].

Contributing signatures

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