Homologous Superfamily

Neuraminyllactose-binding hemagglutinin superfamily (IPR038531)

Short name: NeuraminylLac-bd_hemagglutn_sf

Overlapping entries

Description

This superfamily is comprised of several flagellar sheath adhesin proteins also called neuraminyllactose-binding haemagglutinin precursor (NLBH or HpaA) or N-acetylneuraminyllactose-binding fibrillar haemagglutinin receptor-binding subunits. NLBH is found exclusively in Helicobacter which are gut colonising bacteria and bind to sialic acid rich macromolecules present on the gastric epithelium [PMID: 11855744]. The sialic acid-sensitive agglutination of erythrocytes by certain strains of Helicobacter pylori has been attributed to the NLBH protein [PMID: 7592366].

Contributing signatures

Signatures from InterPro member databases are used to construct an entry.
GENE3D