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Clan: TypeIII_Chap (CL0097)


Type III secretory system chaperone Add an annotation

The translocation of pathogenic proteins into a host cell is mediated by the type III secretory system. A component of this system is a chaperone, which binds to the protein which is going to be secreted in the bacterial cytosol and is involved in translocation of the secreted protein, although the chaperone is not translocated itself. An individual chaperone associates with one or two specific proteins [1]. There are a large number of type III secretory system chaperones, which are small acidic proteins and exhibit significant sequence divergence. This clan groups type III secretory system chaperones. Members with a known structure form small compact globular domains with an alpha-beta(3)- alpha-beta(2)-alpha like organisation [1].

This clan contains 3 families and the total number of domains in the clan is 13619. The clan was built by RD Finn.

Literature references

  1. Birtalan S, Ghosh P; , Nat Struct Biol 2001;8:974-978.: Structure of the Yersinia type III secretory system chaperone SycE. PUBMED:11685245 EPMC:11685245


This clan contains the following 3 member families:

CesT Chaperone_III YbjN

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Domain organisation

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The table below shows the number of occurrences of each domain throughout the sequence database. More...

Pfam family Num. domains Alignment
YbjN (PF10722) 7637 (56.1%) View
CesT (PF05932) 5156 (37.9%) View
Chaperone_III (PF07824) 826 (6.1%) View
Total: 3 Total: 13619 Clan alignment

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Family relationships

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Species distribution

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There are 6 interactions for this clan. More...

Interacting families
CesT CesT
Chaperone_III Chaperone_III
HrpJ CesT
YbjN YbjN


For those sequences which have a structure in the Protein DataBank, we use the mapping between UniProt, PDB and Pfam coordinate systems from the MSD group, to allow us to map Pfam domains onto UniProt three-dimensional structures. The table below shows the mapping between the Pfam families in this clan, the corresponding UniProt entries, and the region of the three-dimensional structures that are available for that sequence.

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