Summary: TolA C-terminal
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This family consists of several bacterial TolA proteins as well as two eukaryotic proteins of unknown function. Tol proteins are involved in the translocation of group A colicins. Colicins are bacterial protein toxins, which are active against Escherichia coli and other related species (See PF01024). TolA is anchored to the cytoplasmic membrane by a single membrane spanning segment near the N-terminus, leaving most of the protein exposed to the periplasm .
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InterPro entry IPR014161
TolA couples the inner membrane complex of itself with TolQ and TolR to the outer membrane complex of TolB and OprL (also called Pal). Most of the length of the protein consists of low-complexity sequence that may differ in both length and composition from one species to another, complicating efforts to discriminate TolA (the most divergent gene in the tol-pal system) from paralogs such as TonB. Selection of members of the seed alignment and criteria for setting scoring cut-offs are based largely on conserved operon structure. The Tol-Pal complex is required for maintaining outer membrane integrity, and is also involved in transport (uptake) of colicins and filamentous DNA, and implicated in pathogenesis. Transport is energized by the proton motive force. TolA is an inner membrane protein that interacts with periplasmic TolB and with outer membrane porins OmpC, PhoE and LamB.
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|Cellular component||membrane (GO:0016020)|
|Molecular function||transporter activity (GO:0005215)|
|Biological process||transport (GO:0006810)|
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This clan contains the TolA and TonB C terminal domains. These domains adopt a structure containing anti-parallel beta sheets with some alpha helical regions. The TolA family contains an extra N-terminal helix over the common fold, and the TonB is an isolated domain that can form different segment-swapped dimers depending on the fragment length .
The clan contains the following 3 members:TolA TonB_2 TonB_C
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|Seed source:||Pfam-B_16081 (release 10.0)|
|Number in seed:||9|
|Number in full:||916|
|Average length of the domain:||92.70 aa|
|Average identity of full alignment:||45 %|
|Average coverage of the sequence by the domain:||28.50 %|
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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:||6|
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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 TolA domain has been found. There are 6 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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