Domain

Baculovirus polyhedron envelope protein PEP, N-terminal (IPR007600)

Short name: Baculo_PEP_N

Overlapping homologous superfamilies

None.

Domain relationships

None.

Description

Polyhedra are large crystalline occlusion bodies containing nucleopolyhedrovirus virions, and surrounded by an electron-dense structure called the polyhedron envelope or polyhedron calyx. The polyhedron envelope (associated) protein PEP is thought to be an integral part of the polyhedron envelope. PEP is concentrated at the surface of polyhedra, and is thought to be important for the proper formation of the periphery of polyhedra. It is thought that PEP may stabilise polyhedra and protect them from fusion or aggregation [PMID: 8176372].

GO terms

Biological Process

No terms assigned in this category.

Molecular Function

GO:0005198 structural molecule activity

Cellular Component

GO:0019028 viral capsid
GO:0019031 viral envelope

Contributing signatures

Signatures from InterPro member databases are used to construct an entry.
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