Homologous Superfamily

Phage P22 tailspike-like, N-terminal domain superfamily (IPR036730)

Short name: P22_tailspike_N_sf

Overlapping entries


The tailspike protein of Salmonella bacteriophage P22 is a viral adhesion protein that mediates attachment of the viral protein to host cell-surface lipopolysaccharide. The tailspike protein displays both receptor binding and destroying properties, inactivating the receptor by endoglycosidase activity. The N-terminal, head-binding domain mediates the non-covalent attachment of the six homotrimeric tailspike molecules to the DNA injection apparatus [PMID: 9135118]. The N-terminal domain of the P22 tailspike protein shows significant sequence similarity to the N-terminal domain of the Shigella phage Sf6 tailspike protein [PMID: 12424253].

GO terms

Biological Process

GO:0009405 pathogenesis

Molecular Function

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Cellular Component

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