Summary: Tube Death domain
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This Tube-Death domain has an insertion between helices 2 and 3, and a C-terminal tail compared with the Death domain of Pelle proteins in Drosophila. The two N-terminal Death domains of the serine/threonine kinase Pelle and the adaptor protein Tube interact to form a six-helix bundle fold arranged in an open-ended linear array with plastic interfaces mediating their interactions. This interaction leads to the nuclear translocation of the transcription factor Dorsal and activation of zygotic patterning genes during Drosophila embryogenesis, and is assisted by the significant and indispensable contacts in the heterodimer contributed by the insertion and C-terminal tail described above .
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The death domain superfamily is composed of three families: the death domain (DD); the death effector domain (DED) and the caspase recruitment domain (CARD). All of the members perform a pivotal role in signalling events that regulate apoptosis. Protein-protein interactions are mediated by self-self associations, in which CARD-CARD, DD-DD and DED-DED contacts are formed exclusively The three families possess remarkably similar structures, each comprising an antiparallel six helical bundle in the Greek Key topology. Structurally, the DD and CARD families are the most dissimilar. The former is comprised of two perpendicular three-helix bundles, whereas the latter CARD domain contains six helices that are almost parallel with each other. Interestingly, the interactions in CARD or DD containing heterodimers are quite different .
The clan contains the following 5 members:CARD Death Death_2 DED PYRIN
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|Seed source:||CATH:1d2z_B_00, Pfam-B_14779 (release 26.0)|
|Number in seed:||4|
|Number in full:||45|
|Average length of the domain:||117.20 aa|
|Average identity of full alignment:||54 %|
|Average coverage of the sequence by the domain:||27.18 %|
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build method: hmmbuild -o /dev/null HMM SEED
search method: hmmsearch -Z 23193494 -E 1000 --cpu 4 HMM pfamseq
|Family (HMM) version:||1|
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