Homologous Superfamily

Hydrophobin superfamily (IPR036686)

Short name: Hydrophobin_sf

Overlapping entries


This is a superfamily of fungal hydrophobins that seems to be restricted to ascomycetes. Hydrophobins are small, moderately hydrophobic extracellular proteins that have eight cysteine residues arranged in a strictly conserved motif. Hydrophobins are generally found on the outer surface of conidia and of the hyphal wall, and may be involved in mediating contact and communication between the fungus and its environment [PMID: 11343402]. The superfamily includes cryparin, which is a cell-surface-associated hydrophobin secreted by filamentous fungi [PMID: 10584000], and cerato-ulmin, a secreted toxin hydrophobin involved in Dutch Elm disease [PMID: 9344630].

GO terms

Biological Process

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Molecular Function

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Cellular Component

GO:0005576 extracellular region

Contributing signatures

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