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Family: Pectate_lyase22 (PF14583)

Summary: Oligogalacturonate lyase

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WD40 repeat Edit Wikipedia article

WD domain, G-beta repeat
1erj 7bladed beta propeller.png
Ribbon diagram of the C-terminal WD40 domain of Tup1 (a transcriptional corepressor in yeast), which adopts a 7-bladed beta-propeller fold. Ribbon is colored from blue (N-terminus) to red (C-terminus).[1]
Symbol WD40
Pfam PF00400
Pfam clan CL0186
InterPro IPR001680
SCOP 1gp2
CDD cd00200

The WD40 repeat (also known as the WD or beta-transducin repeat) is a short structural motif of approximately 40 amino acids, often terminating in a tryptophan-aspartic acid (W-D) dipeptide.[2] Tandem copies of these repeats typically fold together to form a type of circular solenoid protein domain called the WD40 domain.


WD40 domain-containing proteins have 4 to 16 repeating units, all of which are thought to form a circularised beta-propeller structure (see figure to the right).[3][4] The WD40 domain is composed of several repeats, a variable region of around 20 residues at the beginning followed by a more common repeated set of residues. These repeats typically form a four stranded anti-parallel beta sheet or blade. These blades come together to form a propeller with the most common being a 7 bladed beta propeller. The blades interlock so that the last beta strand of one repeat forms with the first three of the next repeat to form the 3D blade structure.


WD40-repeat proteins are a large family found in all eukaryotes and are implicated in a variety of functions ranging from signal transduction and transcription regulation to cell cycle control, autophagy and apoptosis .[5] The underlying common function of all WD40-repeat proteins is coordinating multi-protein complex assemblies, where the repeating units serve as a rigid scaffold for protein interactions. The specificity of the proteins is determined by the sequences outside the repeats themselves. Examples of such complexes are G proteins (beta subunit is a beta-propeller), TAFII transcription factor, and E3 ubiquitin ligase.[3][4]


According to the initial analysis of the human genome WD40 repeats are the eighth largest family of proteins. In all 277 proteins were identified to contain them.[6] Human genes encoding proteins containing this domain include:

See also


  1. ^ PDB 1erj; Sprague ER, Redd MJ, Johnson AD, Wolberger C (June 2000). "Structure of the C-terminal domain of Tup1, a corepressor of transcription in yeast". EMBO J. 19 (12): 3016–27. doi:10.1093/emboj/19.12.3016. PMC 203344. PMID 10856245. 
  2. ^ Neer EJ, Schmidt CJ, Nambudripad R, Smith TF (September 1994). "The ancient regulatory-protein family of WD-repeat proteins". Nature 371 (6495): 297–300. doi:10.1038/371297a0. PMID 8090199. 
  3. ^ a b Smith TF, Gaitatzes C, Saxena K, Neer EJ (May 1999). "The WD40 repeat: a common architecture for diverse functions". Trends Biochem. Sci. 24 (5): 181–5. doi:10.1016/S0968-0004(99)01384-5. PMID 10322433. 
  4. ^ a b Li D, Roberts R (December 2001). "WD-repeat proteins: structure characteristics, biological function, and their involvement in human diseases". Cell. Mol. Life Sci. 58 (14): 2085–97. doi:10.1007/PL00000838. PMID 11814058. 
  5. ^ Stirnimann Christian U, Petsalaki Evangelia, Russell RB, Müller CW (May 2010). "WD40 proteins propel cellular networks.". Trends Biochem. Sci. 35 (10): 565–74. doi:10.1016/j.tibs.2010.04.003. PMID 20451393. 
  6. ^ Lander ES, Linton LM, Birren B, et al. (February 2001). "Initial sequencing and analysis of the human genome". Nature 409 (6822): 860–921. doi:10.1038/35057062. PMID 11237011. 

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Oligogalacturonate lyase Provide feedback

This is a family of oligogalacturonate lyases, referred to more generally as pectate lyase family 22. These proteins fold into 7-bladed beta-propellers.

Literature references

  1. Garron ML, Cygler M;, Glycobiology. 2010;20:1547-1573.: Structural and mechanistic classification of uronic acid-containing polysaccharide lyases. PUBMED:20805221 EPMC:20805221

  2. Abbott DW, Gilbert HJ, Boraston AB;, J Biol Chem. 2010;285:39029-39038.: The active site of oligogalacturonate lyase provides unique insights into cytoplasmic oligogalacturonate beta-elimination. PUBMED:20851883 EPMC:20851883

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Pfam Clan

This family is a member of clan Beta_propeller (CL0186), which has the following description:

This large clan contains proteins that contain beta propellers. These are composed of between 6 and 8 repeats. The individual repeats are composed of a four stranded sheet. The clan includes families such as WD40 Pfam:PF00400 where the individual repeats are modeled. The clan also includes families where the entire propeller is modeled such as Pfam:PF02239 usually because the individual repeats are not discernible. These proteins carry out a very wide diversity of functions including catalysis.

The clan contains the following 60 members:

Apc4_WD40 Arylesterase Arylsulfotran_2 Arylsulfotrans Beta_propel CNH Coatomer_WDAD CPSF_A Cytochrom_D1 DPPIV_N DUF1513 DUF1668 DUF1900 DUF2415 DUF3312 DUF4652 DUF839 eIF2A FG-GAP FG-GAP_2 Glu_cyclase_2 Gmad1 GSDH IKI3 Kelch_1 Kelch_2 Kelch_3 Kelch_4 Kelch_5 Kelch_6 Lactonase Ldl_recept_b Lgl_C LVIVD Me-amine-dh_H MRJP Nbas_N Neisseria_PilC NHL Nucleoporin_N Nup160 PD40 Pectate_lyase22 Peptidase_S9_N Phytase-like PQQ PQQ_2 PQQ_3 RAG2 RCC1 RCC1_2 Reg_prop SBBP SBP56 SdiA-regulated SGL Str_synth TcdB_toxin_midN VCBS WD40


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Seed source: CATH:3c5mA00
Previous IDs: none
Type: Domain
Author: Coggill P
Number in seed: 4
Number in full: 173
Average length of the domain: 353.20 aa
Average identity of full alignment: 48 %
Average coverage of the sequence by the domain: 90.58 %

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Parameter Sequence Domain
Gathering cut-off 30.0 30.0
Trusted cut-off 30.0 30.4
Noise cut-off 29.9 29.2
Model length: 386
Family (HMM) version: 1
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