Summary: PPR repeat
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The pentatricopeptide repeat (PPR) is a 35-amino acid sequence motif. Pentatricopeptide repeat containing proteins are a family of proteins commonly found in the plant kingdom. They are distinguished by the presence of tandem degenerate PPR motifs and by the relative lack of introns in the genes coding for them.
Approximately 450 such proteins have been identified in the arabidopsis genome, and another 477 in the rice genome. Despite the large size of the protein family, genetic data suggest that there is little or no redundancy of function between the PPR proteins in arabidopsis.
The purpose of PPR proteins is currently under dispute. It has been shown that a good deal of those in Arabidopsis interact (often essentially) with mitochondria and other organelles and that they are possibly involved in RNA editing. However many trans proteins are required for this editing to occur and research continues to look at which proteins are needed.
Human genes encoding proteins containing this repeat include:
- Mingler MK, Hingst AM, Clement SL, Yu LE, Reifur L, Koslowsky DJ (November 2006). "Identification of pentatricopeptide repeat proteins in Trypanosoma brucei". Mol. Biochem. Parasitol. 150 (1): 37–45. doi:10.1016/j.molbiopara.2006.06.006. PMID 16837079.
- Lurin C, Andrés C, Aubourg S, Bellaoui M, Bitton F, Bruyère C, Caboche M, Debast C, Gualberto J, Hoffmann B, Lecharny A, Le Ret M, Martin-Magniette ML, Mireau H, Peeters N, Renou JP, Szurek B, Taconnat L, Small I (August 2004). "Genome-wide analysis of Arabidopsis pentatricopeptide repeat proteins reveals their essential role in organelle biogenesis". Plant Cell 16 (8): 2089–103. doi:10.1105/tpc.104.022236. PMC 519200. PMID 15269332.
- O'Toole N, Hattori M, Andres C, Iida K, Lurin C, Schmitz-Linneweber C, Sugita M, Small I (June 2008). "On the expansion of the pentatricopeptide repeat gene family in plants". Mol. Biol. Evol. 25 (6): 1120–8. doi:10.1093/molbev/msn057. PMID 18343892.
- Kotera E, Tasaka M, Shikanai T (January 2005). "A pentatricopeptide repeat protein is essential for RNA editing in chloroplasts". Nature 433 (7023): 326–30. doi:10.1038/nature03229. PMID 15662426.
- Takenaka M, Verbitskiy D, Zehrmann A, Brennicke A (June 2010). "Reverse genetic screening identifies five E-class PPR-proteins involved in RNA editing in mitochondria of Arabidopsis Thaliana". J Biol Chem 285 (35): 27122–27129. doi:10.1074/jbc.M110.128611. PMC 2930711. PMID 20566637.
- Small ID, Peeters N (February 2000). "The PPR motif - a TPR-related motif prevalent in plant organellar proteins". Trends Biochem. Sci. 25 (2): 46–7. doi:10.1016/s0968-0004(99)01520-0. PMID 10664580.
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This repeat has no known function. It is about 35 amino acids long and found in up to 18 copies in some proteins. This family appears to be greatly expanded in plants. This repeat occurs in PET309 P32522 that may be involved in RNA stabilisation . This domain occurs in crp1 that is involved in RNA processing . This repeat is associated with a predicted plant protein O49549 that has a domain organisation similar to the human BRCA1 protein. The repeat has been called PPR .
Manthey GM, McEwen JE; , EMBO J 1995;14:4031-4043.: The product of the nuclear gene PET309 is required for translation of mature mRNA and stability or production of intron-containing RNAs derived from the mitochondrial COX1 locus of Saccharomyces cerevisiae. PUBMED:7664742 EPMC:7664742
Barkan A, Walker M, Nolasco M, Johnson D; , EMBO J 1994;13:3170-3181.: A nuclear mutation in maize blocks the processing and translation of several chloroplast mRNAs and provides evidence for the differential translation of alternative mRNA forms. PUBMED:8039510 EPMC:8039510
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InterPro entry IPR002885
This entry represents the PPR repeat.
Pentatricopeptide repeat (PPR) proteins are characterised by tandem repeats of a degenerate 35 amino acid motif [PUBMED:10664580]. Most of PPR proteins have roles in mitochondria or plastid [PUBMED:15270678]. PPR repeats were discovered while screening Arabidopsis proteins for those predicted to be targeted to mitochondria or chloroplast [PUBMED:10664580, PUBMED:15269332]. Some of these proteins have been shown to play a role in post-transcriptional processes within organelles and they are thought to be sequence-specific RNA-binding proteins [PUBMED:12782738, PUBMED:12832482, PUBMED:18031283]. Plant genomes have between one hundred to five hundred PPR genes per genome whereas non-plant genomes encode two to six PPR proteins.
Although no PPR structures are yet known, the motif is predicted to fold into a helix-turn-helix structure similar to those found in the tetratricopeptide repeat (TPR) family (see PROSITEDOC) [PUBMED:10664580].
Examples of PPR repeat-containing proteins include PET309 SWISSPROT, which may be involved in RNA stabilisation [PUBMED:7664742], and crp1, which is involved in RNA processing [PUBMED:8039510]. The repeat is associated with a predicted plant protein SWISSPROT that has a domain organisation similar to the human BRCA1 protein.
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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 117 members:Adaptin_N Alkyl_sulf_dimr Apc3 Apc5 API5 Arm Arm_2 Avirulence BTAD CAS_CSE1 ChAPs CLASP_N Clathrin Clathrin-link Clathrin_propel Cnd1 Cnd3 Coatomer_E Cohesin_HEAT Cohesin_load CRM1_C Cse1 DNA_alkylation Drf_FH3 Drf_GBD DUF1822 DUF2225 DUF3385 DUF3458 DUF3808 DUF3856 EST1_DNA_bind FAT Fis1_TPR_C Fis1_TPR_N Foie-gras_1 GUN4 HAT HEAT HEAT_2 HEAT_EZ HEAT_PBS HemY_N 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 Nro1 NSF Paf67 ParcG PC_rep PHAT PI3Ka PPP5 PPR PPR_1 PPR_2 PPR_3 Proteasom_PSMB PUF Rab5-bind Rapsyn_N RPN7 Sel1 SHNi-TPR SNAP SPO22 ST7 Suf SusD SusD-like SusD-like_2 SusD-like_3 Tcf25 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 Upf2 V-ATPase_H_C V-ATPase_H_N Vac14_Fab1_bd Vitellogenin_N Vps39_1 W2 Xpo1 YfiO
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|Seed source:||Pfam-B_874 (release 4.0)|
|Author:||Bateman A, Birney E|
|Number in seed:||518|
|Number in full:||31410|
|Average length of the domain:||29.30 aa|
|Average identity of full alignment:||21 %|
|Average coverage of the sequence by the domain:||15.97 %|
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