Summary: Tubulin C-terminal domain
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This family includes the tubulin alpha, beta and gamma chains. Members of this family are involved in polymer formation. Tubulins are GTPases. FtsZ can polymerise into tubes, sheets, and rings in vitro and is ubiquitous in eubacteria and archaea. Tubulin is the major component of microtubules. (The FtsZ GTPases have been split into their won family).
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|PROSITE:||PDOC00199 PDOC00200 PDOC00873|
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InterPro entry IPR018316
This domain is found in the tubulin alpha, beta and gamma chains, as well as the bacterial FtsZ family of proteins. These proteins are GTPases and are involved in polymer formation. Tubulin is the major component of microtubules, while FtsZ is the polymer-forming protein of bacterial cell division, it is part of a ring in the middle of the dividing cell that is required for constriction of cell membrane and cell envelope to yield two daughter cells. FtsZ can polymerise into tubes, sheets, and rings in vitro and is ubiquitous in bacteria and archaea. This is the C-terminal domain.
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|Author:||Bateman A, Sonnhammer ELL, Griffiths-Jones SR|
|Number in seed:||38|
|Number in full:||7636|
|Average length of the domain:||122.10 aa|
|Average identity of full alignment:||46 %|
|Average coverage of the sequence by the domain:||28.04 %|
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build method: hmmbuild -o /dev/null HMM SEED
search method: hmmsearch -Z 26740544 -E 1000 --cpu 4 HMM pfamseq
|Family (HMM) version:||16|
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