Homologous Superfamily

Gingipain, N-terminal superfamily (IPR029031)

Short name: Gingipain_N_sf

Overlapping entries


This superfamily represents a domain found at the N terminus of cysteine peptidases belonging to MEROPS peptidase family C25 (gingipain). Gingipains are cysteine proteinases acting as key virulence factors of the bacterium Porphyromonas gingivalis (Bacteroides gingivalis), a Gram-negative anaerobic bacterial species strongly associated with adult periodontitis [PMID: 10523290].

Contributing signatures

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