Pathogenicity island protein gp6, Staphylococcus (IPR031999)

Short name: SAPIS-gp6

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Gp6, a Staphylococcus aureus pathogenicity island 1 protein, is a mobile genetic element that carries genes for several superantigen toxins. It is a dimeric protein produced from the pathogenicity island with a helix-loop-helix motif similar to that of bacteriophage scaffolding proteins. It is thought to determine the size of the capsids of distribution of the SAPI1 genome as it acts as an internal scaffolding protein during capsid size determination [PMID: 21821042].

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