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Family: Herpes_MCP (PF03122)

Summary: Herpes virus major capsid protein

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This family represents the major capsid protein (MCP) of herpes viruses. The capsid shell consists of 150 MCP hexamers and 12 MCP pentamers. One pentamer is found at each of the 12 apices of the icosahedral shell, and the hexamers form the edges and 20 faces [1].

Literature references

  1. Nealon K, Newcomb WW, Pray TR, Craik CS, Brown JC, Kedes DH; , J Virol 2001;75:2866-2878.: Lytic replication of Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus results in the formation of multiple capsid species: isolation and molecular characterization of A, B, and C capsids from a gammaherpesvirus. PUBMED:11222712 EPMC:11222712


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InterPro entry IPR000912

The Herpesvirus major capsid protein (MCP) is the principal protein of the icosahedral capsid, forming the main component of the hexavalent and probably the pentavalent capsomeres. The capsid shell consists of 150 MCP hexamers and 12 MCP pentamers. One pentamer is found at each of the 12 apices of the icosahedral shell, and the hexamers form the edges and 20 faces [PUBMED:11222712]. The MCP can be considered as having three domains: floor, middle and upper. The floor domains form a thin largely continuous layer, or shell, and are the only parts that interact directly to form intercapsomeric connections. They also interact with the internal scaffolding protein during capsid assembly [PUBMED:7583656]. The remainder of the protein extends radially outward from the capsid producing the hexamer and pentamer capsomere structures. The middle domains are involved in binding to the triplexes that lie between and link adjacent capsomeres [PUBMED:10797014]. The upper domains form the tops of the hexamer and pentamer towers and are the binding sites for the small capsid protein VP26 in the hexons and for tegument proteins in the pentons.

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Seed source: Pfam-B_600 (release 6.5)
Previous IDs: none
Type: Family
Author: Mifsud W
Number in seed: 32
Number in full: 190
Average length of the domain: 1168.50 aa
Average identity of full alignment: 38 %
Average coverage of the sequence by the domain: 98.62 %

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build method: hmmbuild -o /dev/null HMM SEED
search method: hmmsearch -Z 23193494 -E 1000 --cpu 4 HMM pfamseq
Model details:
Parameter Sequence Domain
Gathering cut-off 25.0 25.0
Trusted cut-off 40.2 40.1
Noise cut-off 14.9 14.4
Model length: 1354
Family (HMM) version: 9
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Structures

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