Homologous Superfamily

Outer surface protein C-like superfamily (IPR036437)

Short name: OspC-like_sf

Overlapping entries


Members of this superfamily are lipoproteins that are probably involved in evasion of the host immune system by pathogens [PMID: 9403685]. Borrelia burgdorferi, the causative agent of Lyme disease, has the potential of producing more than 100 different lipoproteins that could become anchored to the outer membrane [PMID: 10672174]. One of these is outer surface protein C (OspC). OspC is a largely alpha-helical protein that forms a dimer with a characteristic central four-helical bundle formed by association of the two longest helices from each subunit [PMID: 11230121, PMID: 11139584].

GO terms

Biological Process

No terms assigned in this category.

Molecular Function

No terms assigned in this category.

Cellular Component

GO:0009279 cell outer membrane

Contributing signatures

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