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Family: Adaptin_N (PF01602)

Summary: Adaptin N terminal region

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This family consists of the N terminal region of various alpha, beta and gamma subunits of the AP-1, AP-2 and AP-3 adaptor protein complexes. The adaptor protein (AP) complexes are involved in the formation of clathrin-coated pits and vesicles [1]. The N-terminal region of the various adaptor proteins (APs) is constant by comparison to the C-terminal which is variable within members of the AP-2 [2]; and it has been proposed that this constant region interacts with another uniform component of the coated vesicles [2].

Literature references

  1. Kirchhausen T, Bonifacino JS, Riezman H; , Curr Opin Cell Biol 1997;9:488-495.: Linking cargo to vesicle formation: receptor tail interactions with coat proteins. PUBMED:9261055 EPMC:9261055

  2. RAKirchhausen T, Nathanson KL, Matsui W, Vaisberg A, Chow EP, Burne C, Keen JH, Davis AE; , Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 1989;86:2612-2616.: Structural and functional division into two domains of the large (100- to 115-kDa)chains of the clathrin-associated protein complex AP-2. PUBMED:2495531 EPMC:2495531


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InterPro entry IPR002553

Proteins synthesized on the ribosome and processed in the endoplasmic reticulum are transported from the Golgi apparatus to the trans-Golgi network (TGN), and from there via small carrier vesicles to their final destination compartment. This traffic is bidirectional, to ensure that proteins required to form vesicles are recycled. Vesicles have specific coat proteins (such as clathrin or coatomer) that are important for cargo selection and direction of transfer [PUBMED:15261670].

Clathrin coats contain both clathrin and adaptor complexes that link clathrin to receptors in coated vesicles. Clathrin-associated protein complexes are believed to interact with the cytoplasmic tails of membrane proteins, leading to their selection and concentration. The two major types of clathrin adaptor complexes are the heterotetrameric adaptor protein (AP) complexes, and the monomeric GGA (Golgi-localising, Gamma-adaptin ear domain homology, ARF-binding proteins) adaptors [PUBMED:17449236]. All AP complexes are heterotetramers composed of two large subunits (adaptins), a medium subunit (mu) and a small subunit (sigma). Each subunit has a specific function. Adaptin subunits recognise and bind to clathrin through their hinge region (clathrin box), and recruit accessory proteins that modulate AP function through their C-terminal appendage domains. By contrast, GGAs are monomers composed of four domains, which have functions similar to AP subunits: an N-terminal VHS (Vps27p/Hrs/Stam) domain, a GAT (GGA and Tom1) domain, a hinge region, and a C-terminal GAE (gamma-adaptin ear) domain. The GAE domain is similar to the AP gamma-adaptin ear domain, being responsible for the recruitment of accessory proteins that regulate clathrin-mediated endocytosis [PUBMED:12858162].

While clathrin mediates endocytic protein transport from ER to Golgi, coatomers (COPI, COPII) primarily mediate intra-Golgi transport, as well as the reverse Golgi to ER transport of dilysine-tagged proteins [PUBMED:14690497]. Coatomers reversibly associate with Golgi (non-clathrin-coated) vesicles to mediate protein transport and for budding from Golgi membranes [PUBMED:17041781]. Coatomer complexes are hetero-oligomers composed of at least an alpha, beta, beta', gamma, delta, epsilon and zeta subunits.

This entry represents the N-terminal domain of various adaptins from different AP clathrin adaptor complexes (including AP1, AP2, AP3 and AP4), and from the beta and gamma subunits of various coatomer (COP) adaptors. This domain has a 2-layer alpha/alpha fold that forms a right-handed superhelix, and is a member of the ARM repeat superfamily [PUBMED:12086608]. The N-terminal region of the various AP adaptor proteins share strong sequence identity; by contrast, the C-terminal domains of different adaptins share similar structural folds, but have little sequence identity [PUBMED:2495531]. It has been proposed that the N-terminal domain interacts with another uniform component of the coated vesicles.

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Pfam Clan

This family is a member of clan TPR (CL0020), which has the following description:

Tetratricopeptide-like repeats are found in a numerous and diverse proteins involved in such functions as cell cycle regulation, transcriptional control, mitochondrial and peroxisomal protein transport, neurogenesis and protein folding.

The clan contains the following 149 members:

Adaptin_N Alkyl_sulf_dimr ANAPC3 ANAPC5 ANAPC8 API5 Arm Arm_2 Arm_3 Atx10homo_assoc B56 BAF250_C BTAD CAS_CSE1 ChAPs CHIP_TPR_N CLASP_N Clathrin Clathrin-link Clathrin_H_link Clathrin_propel Cnd1 Cnd3 Coatomer_E Cohesin_HEAT Cohesin_load ComR_TPR COPI_C CPL CRM1_C Cse1 DHR-2 DNA_alkylation Drf_FH3 Drf_GBD DUF1822 DUF2019 DUF2225 DUF3385 DUF3458_C DUF3808 DUF3856 DUF4042 DUF924 EST1 EST1_DNA_bind FAT Fis1_TPR_C Fis1_TPR_N Foie-gras_1 GUN4_N HAT HEAT HEAT_2 HEAT_EZ HEAT_PBS HemY_N HrpB1_HrpK IBB IBN_N IFRD KAP Leuk-A4-hydro_C LRV LRV_FeS MA3 MIF4G MIF4G_like MIF4G_like_2 MMS19_C Mo25 MRP-S27 NARP1 Neurochondrin Nipped-B_C Nro1 NSF Paf67 ParcG PC_rep PHAT PI3Ka PknG_TPR PPP5 PPR PPR_1 PPR_2 PPR_3 PPR_long PPTA Proteasom_PSMB PUF Rab5-bind Rapsyn_N RIX1 RPM2 RPN7 Sel1 SHNi-TPR SNAP SPO22 SRP_TPR_like ST7 Suf SusD-like SusD-like_2 SusD-like_3 SusD_RagB SYCP2_ARLD TAF6_C TAL_effector TAtT Tcf25 TIP120 TOM20_plant TPR_1 TPR_10 TPR_11 TPR_12 TPR_14 TPR_15 TPR_16 TPR_17 TPR_18 TPR_19 TPR_2 TPR_20 TPR_21 TPR_3 TPR_4 TPR_5 TPR_6 TPR_7 TPR_8 TPR_9 TPR_MalT UNC45-central Upf2 V-ATPase_H_C V-ATPase_H_N Vac14_Fab1_bd Vitellogenin_N Vps39_1 W2 Wzy_C_2 Xpo1 YcaO_C YfiO Zmiz1_N

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Representative proteomes UniProt
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(88)
RP15
(3375)
RP35
(6512)
RP55
(9030)
RP75
(10991)
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Seed source: Pfam-B_491 (release 4.0)
Previous IDs: none
Type: Family
Sequence Ontology: SO:0100021
Author: Bashton M , Bateman A
Number in seed: 30
Number in full: 11872
Average length of the domain: 477.00 aa
Average identity of full alignment: 20 %
Average coverage of the sequence by the domain: 58.43 %

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Model details:
Parameter Sequence Domain
Gathering cut-off 37.0 37.0
Trusted cut-off 37.0 37.0
Noise cut-off 36.9 36.9
Model length: 524
Family (HMM) version: 20
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Clat_adaptor_s Arf Adap_comp_sub Adaptin_N Arf Clat_adaptor_s

Structures

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