Family

Heavy-metal resistance protein (IPR025961)

Short name: Metal_resist

Overlapping homologous superfamilies

None.

Family relationships

None.

Description

This is a family of metal-binding proteins which are involved in resistance to heavy-metal ions [PMID: 9694902, PMID: 7961470]. These proteins form a four-helix hooked hairpin, consisting of two long alpha helices each flanked by a shorter alpha helix. They bind a metal ion in a type-2 like centre [PMID: 18992246] and contain two copies of an LTXXQ motif.

Contributing signatures

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