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Head-to-tail joining protein W, gpW superfamily

SCOP classification
Root:   SCOP hierarchy in SUPERFAMILY [ 0] (11)
Class:   Alpha and beta proteins (a+b) [ 53931] (376)
Fold:   gpW/XkdW-like [ 64209] (2)
Superfamily:   Head-to-tail joining protein W, gpW [ 64210]
Families:   Head-to-tail joining protein W, gpW [ 64211]

Superfamily statistics
Genomes (97) Uniprot 2018_03 genome PDB chains (SCOP 1.75)
Domains 165 797 1
Proteins 165 797 1

Functional annotation
General category Other
Detailed category Viral proteins

Function annotation of SCOP domain superfamilies

InterPro annotation
Cross references IPR004174 SSF64210 Protein matches
Abstract gpW is a 68 residue protein known to be present in phage particles. Extracts of phage-infected cells lacking gpW contain DNA-filled heads, and active tails, but no infectious virions. gpW is required for the addition of gpFII to the head, which is, in turn, required for the attachment of tails. Since gpFII and tails are known to be attached at the connector, gpW is also likely to assemble at this site. The addition of gpW to filled heads increases the DNase resistance of the packaged DNA, suggesting that gpW either forms a plug at the connector to prevent ejection of the DNA, or binds directly to the DNA. The large number of positively charged residues in gpW (its calculated pI is 10.8) is consistent with a role in DNA interaction [PubMed11302702].

InterPro database

PDBeMotif information about ligands, sequence and structure motifs
Cross references PDB entries
Ligand binding statistics
Nucleic-acid binding statistics
Occurrence of secondary structure elements
Occurrence of small 3D structural motifs

PDBeMotif resource

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Internal database links

Browse genome assignments for this superfamily. The SUPERFAMILY hidden Markov model library has been used to carry out SCOP domain assignments to all genomes at the superfamily level.

Alignments of sequences to 2 models in this superfamily are available by clicking on the 'Alignments' icon above. PDB sequences less than 40% identical are shown by default, but any other sequence(s) may be aligned. Select PDB sequences, genome sequences, or paste in or upload your own sequences.

Browse and view proteins in genomes which have different domain combinations including a Head-to-tail joining protein W, gpW domain.

Examine the distribution of domain superfamilies, or families, across the major taxonomic kingdoms or genomes within a kingdom. This gives an immediate impression of how superfamilies, or families, are restricted to certain kingdoms of life.

Explore domain occurrence network where nodes represent genomes and edges are domain architectures (shared between genomes) containing the superfamily of interest.

There are 2 hidden Markov models representing the Head-to-tail joining protein W, gpW superfamily. Information on how the models are built, and plots showing hydrophobicity, match emmission probabilities and insertion/deletion probabilities can be inspected.

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