Summary: Cystatin domain
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Cystatin Edit Wikipedia article
|Proteinase inhibitor I25, cystatin|
The cystatins are a family of cysteine protease inhibitors which share a sequence homology and a common tertiary structure of an alpha helix lying on top of an anti-parallel beta strand. The family is subdivided as described below.
Cystatins show similarity to fetuins, kininogens, histidine-rich glycoproteins and cystatin-related proteins. Cystatins mainly inhibit peptidase enzymes (another term for proteases) belonging to peptidase families C1 (papain family) and C13 (legumain family). They are known to mis-fold to form amyloid deposits and are implicated in several diseases.
The cystatin family includes:
- The Type 1 cystatins, which are intracellular and are present in the cytosol of many cell types, but can also appear in body fluids at significant concentrations. They are single-chain polypeptides of about 100 residues, which have neither disulfide bonds nor carbohydrate side-chains. Type 1 cystatins are also known as Stefins (after the Stefan Institute where they were first discovered )
- The Type 2 cystatins, which are mainly extracellular secreted polypeptides are largely acidic, contain four conserved cysteine residues known to form two disulfide bonds, may be glycosylated and/or phosphorylated. They are synthesised with a 19- to 28-residue signal peptide. They are broadly distributed and found in most body fluids.
- The Type 3 cystatins, which are multidomain proteins. The mammalian representatives of this group are the kininogens. There are three different kininogens in mammals: H- (high-molecular-mass, IPR002395) and L- (low-molecular-mass) kininogen, which are found in a number of species, and T-kininogen, which is found only in rats.
- Unclassified cystatins. These are cystatin-like proteins found in a range of organisms: plant phytocystatins, fetuin in mammals, insect cystatins, and a puff adder venom cystatin, which inhibits metalloproteases of the MEROPS peptidase family M12 (astacin/adamalysin). Also, a number of the cystatin-like proteins have been shown to be devoid of inhibitory activity.
- CST1, CST2, CST3 (cystatin C, a marker of kidney function), CST4, CST5, CST6, CST7, CST8, CST9, CST11, CSTA (cystatin A), CSTB (cystatin B)
- Affimer, a type of engineered protein that is based on the cystatin scaffold
- ; Salát J, Paesen GC, Rezácová P, Kotsyfakis M, Kovárová Z, Sanda M, Majtán J, Grunclová L, Horká H, Andersen JF, Brynda J, Horn M, Nunn MA, Kopácek P, Kopecký J, Mares M (June 2010). "Crystal structure and functional characterization of an immunomodulatory salivary cystatin from the soft tick Ornithodoros moubata". Biochem. J. 429 (1): 103–12. doi:10.1042/BJ20100280. PMC 3523712. PMID 20545626.; rendered with PyMOL
- Rawlings ND, Barrett AJ (1990). "Evolution of proteins of the cystatin superfamily". J. Mol. Evol. 30 (1): 60–71. doi:10.1007/BF02102453. PMID 2107324.
- Abrahamson M, Alvarez-fernandez M, Nathanson CM (2003). "Cystatins". Biochem. Soc. Symp. (70): 179–199. PMID 14587292.
- Bode W, Turk V (1991). "The cystatins: protein inhibitors of cysteine proteinases". FEBS Lett. 285 (2): 213–219. doi:10.1016/0014-5793(91)80804-C. PMID 1855589.
- Machleidt, W.; Borchart, U.; Fritz, H.; Brzin, J.; Ritonja, A.; Turk, V. (1983). "Protein inhibitors of cysteine proteinases. II. Primary structure of stefin, a cytosolic protein inhibitor of cysteine proteinases from human polymorphonuclear granulocytes". Hoppe-Seyler's Zeitschrift fur physiologische Chemie 364 (11): 1481–1486. doi:10.1515/bchm2.1983.364.2.1481. PMID 6689312.
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Very diverse family. Attempts to define separate sub-families failed. Typically, either the N-terminal or C-terminal end is very divergent. But splitting into two domains would make very short families. All members except Q03196 and Q10993 are found. PF00666 are related to this family but have not been included.
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|SCOOP:||Cathelicidins Dynein_light PP1 Spp-24 Monellin SQAPI|
|Similarity to PfamA using HHSearch:||SQAPI|
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InterPro entry IPR000010
The cystatins are cysteine proteinase inhibitors belonging to MEROPS inhibitor family I25, clan IH [PUBMED:2107324, PUBMED:14587292, PUBMED:1855589]. They mainly inhibit peptidases belonging to peptidase families C1 (papain family) and C13 (legumain family). The cystatin family includes:
- The Type 1 cystatins, which are intracellular cystatins that are present in the cytosol of many cell types, but can also appear in body fluids at significant concentrations. They are single-chain polypeptides of about 100 residues, which have neither disulphide bonds nor carbohydrate side chains.
- The Type 2 cystatins, which are mainly extracellular secreted polypeptides synthesised with a 19-28 residue signal peptide. They are broadly distributed and found in most body fluids.
- The Type 3 cystatins, which are multidomain proteins. The mammalian representatives of this group are the kininogens. There are three different kininogens in mammals: H- (high molecular mass, INTERPRO) and L- (low molecular mass) kininogen which are found in a number of species, and T-kininogen that is found only in rat.
- Unclassified cystatins. These are cystatin-like proteins found in a range of organisms: plant phytocystatins, fetuin in mammals, insect cystatins and a puff adder venom cystatin which inhibits metalloproteases of the MEROPS peptidase family M12 (astacin/adamalysin). Also a number of the cystatins-like proteins have been shown to be devoid of inhibitory activity.
All true cystatins inhibit cysteine peptidases of the papain family (MEROPS peptidase family C1), and some also inhibit legumain family enzymes (MEROPS peptidase family C13). These peptidases play key roles in physiological processes, such as intracellular protein degradation (cathepsins B, H and L), are pivotal in the remodelling of bone (cathepsin K), and may be important in the control of antigen presentation (cathepsin S, mammalian legumain). Moreover, the activities of such peptidases are increased in pathophysiological conditions, such as cancer metastasis and inflammation. Additionally, such peptidases are essential for several pathogenic parasites and bacteria. Thus in animals cystatins not only have capacity to regulate normal body processes and perhaps cause disease when down-regulated, but in other organisms may also participate in defence against biotic and abiotic stress.
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|Molecular function||cysteine-type endopeptidase inhibitor activity (GO:0004869)|
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This superfamily includes cystatins and cathelicidins . The cystatin superfamily comprises cysteine protease inhibitors that play key regulatory roles in protein degradation processes. The progenitor of this superfamily was most probably intracellular and lacked a signal peptide and disulfide bridges, much like the extant Giardia cystatin. A primordial gene duplication produced two ancestral eukaryotic lineages, cystatins and stefins. Stefins - included in Pfam:PF00031 - remain encoded by a single or a small number of genes throughout the eukaryotes, whereas the cystatins have undergone a more complex and dynamic evolution through numerous gene and domain duplications .
The clan contains the following 5 members:Cathelicidins Cystatin PP1 Spp-24 SQAPI
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|Author:||Bateman A, Sonnhammer ELL|
|Number in seed:||35|
|Number in full:||2480|
|Average length of the domain:||88.60 aa|
|Average identity of full alignment:||18 %|
|Average coverage of the sequence by the domain:||51.85 %|
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|Family (HMM) version:||17|
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For those sequences which have a structure in the Protein DataBank, we use the mapping between UniProt, PDB and Pfam coordinate systems from the PDBe group, to allow us to map Pfam domains onto UniProt sequences and three-dimensional protein structures. The table below shows the structures on which the Cystatin domain has been found. There are 99 instances of this domain found in the PDB. Note that there may be multiple copies of the domain in a single PDB structure, since many structures contain multiple copies of the same protein seqence.
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