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Family: OmpW (PF03922)

Summary: OmpW family

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Outer membrane protein W
Symbol OmpW
Pfam PF03922
InterPro IPR005618
TCDB 1.B.39
OPM superfamily 267
OPM protein 2x27

Outer membrane protein W (OmpW) family is a family of evolutionarily related proteins from the outer bacterial membrane.

This family includes outer membrane protein W (OmpW) proteins from a variety of bacterial species. This protein may form the receptor for S4 colicins in Escherichia coli.[1]


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This family includes outer membrane protein W (OmpW) proteins from a variety of bacterial species. This protein may form the receptor for S4 colicins in E. coli [1].

Literature references

  1. Pilsl H, Smajs D, Braun V; , J Bacteriol 1999;181:3578-3581.: Characterization of colicin S4 and its receptor, OmpW, a minor protein of the Escherichia coli outer membrane. PUBMED:10348872 EPMC:10348872

  2. Jalajakumari MB, Manning PA; , Nucleic Acids Res 1990;18:2180-2180.: Nucleotide sequence of the gene, ompW, encoding a 22kDa immunogenic outer membrane protein of Vibrio cholerae. PUBMED:2336399 EPMC:2336399

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This tab holds annotation information from the InterPro database.

InterPro entry IPR005618

This family includes outer membrane protein W (OmpW) proteins from a variety of bacterial species. This protein may form the receptor for S4 colicins in Escherichia coli [PUBMED:10348872].

Gene Ontology

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Domain organisation

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Pfam Clan

This family is a member of clan MBB (CL0193), which has the following description:

This clan gathers together a large set of beta barrel membrane proteins.Although these proteins have different numbers of beta strands in the barrel they have significant sequence similarity between families.

The clan contains the following 59 members:

Ail_Lom Autotransporter Bac_surface_Ag BBP2 BBP2_2 Campylo_MOMP Channel_Tsx CopB DUF2490 DUF2860 DUF3078 DUF3138 DUF3187 DUF3308 DUF3575 DUF481 DUF560 Gcw_chp HP_OMP HP_OMP_2 KdgM LamB Legionella_OMP MipA MtrB_PioB Omp_AT OMP_b-brl OMP_b-brl_2 OMP_b-brl_3 OmpA_like OmpA_membrane Omptin OmpW Opacity OpcA OprB OprD OprF OstA_C PagL PagP Phenol_MetA_deg Porin_1 Porin_10 Porin_2 Porin_4 Porin_7 Porin_8 Porin_O_P Porin_OmpG ShlB Surface_Ag_2 TcfC Toluene_X TonB_dep_Rec TraF_2 TSA Usher YfaZ


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Seed source: COG3047
Previous IDs: none
Type: Family
Author: Bateman A
Number in seed: 9
Number in full: 8500
Average length of the domain: 188.30 aa
Average identity of full alignment: 42 %
Average coverage of the sequence by the domain: 84.02 %

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build method: hmmbuild -o /dev/null HMM SEED
search method: hmmsearch -Z 80369284 -E 1000 --cpu 4 HMM pfamseq
Model details:
Parameter Sequence Domain
Gathering cut-off 20.3 20.3
Trusted cut-off 20.3 20.3
Noise cut-off 20.2 20.2
Model length: 192
Family (HMM) version: 10
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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 OmpW domain has been found. There are 11 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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