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131  structures 261  species 0  interactions 3844  sequences 30  architectures

Family: Tissue_fac (PF01108)

Summary: Tissue factor

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This family is found in metazoa, and is very similar to the fibronectin type III domain. The family is found in cytokine receptors, interleukin and interferon receptors and coagulation factor III proteins. It occurs multiple times, as does fn3, family PF00041.

Literature references

  1. Muller YA, Ultsch MH, de Vos AM; , J Mol Biol 1996;256:144-159.: The crystal structure of the extracellular domain of human tissue factor refined to 1.7 A resolution. PUBMED:8609606 EPMC:8609606

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InterPro entry IPR003961

Fibronectin is a dimeric glycoprotein composed of disulfide-linked subunits with a molecular weight of 220-250kDa each. It is involved in cell adhesion, cell morphology, thrombosis, cell migration, and embryonic differentiation. Fibronectin is a modular protein composed of homologous repeats of three prototypical types of domains known as types I, II, and III [ PUBMED:6218503 ].

Fibronectin type-III (FN3) repeats are both the largest and the most common of the fibronectin subdomains. Domains homologous to FN3 repeats have been found in various animal protein families including other extracellular-matrix molecules, cell-surface receptors, enzymes, and muscle proteins [ PUBMED:1409594 ]. Structures of individual FN3 domains have revealed a conserved beta sandwich fold with one beta sheet containing four strands and the other sheet containing three strands (see for example {PDB:1TEN}) [ PUBMED:1279805 ]. This fold is topologically very similar to that of Ig-like domains, with a notable difference being the lack of a conserved disulfide bond in FN3 domains. Distinctive hydrophobic core packing and the lack of detectable sequence homology between immunoglobulin and FN3 domains suggest, however, that these domains are not evolutionarily related [ PUBMED:1279805 ].

FN3 exhibits functional as well as structural modularity. Sites of interaction with other molecules have been mapped to short stretch of amino acids such as the Arg-Gly-Asp (RGD) sequence found in various FN3 domains. The RGD sequences is involved in interactions with integrin. Small peptides containing the RGD sequence can modulate a variety of cell adhesion invents associated with thrombosis, inflammation, and tumor metastasis. These properties have led to the investigation of RGD peptides and RGD peptide analogs as potential therapeutic agents [ PUBMED:8548820 ].

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Pfam Clan

This family is a member of clan E-set (CL0159), which has the following description:

This clan includes a diverse range of domains that have an Ig-like fold and appear to be distantly related to each other. The clan includes: PKD domains, cadherins and several families of bacterial Ig-like domains as well as viral tail fibre proteins. it also includes several Fibronectin type III domain-containing families.

The clan contains the following 257 members:

A2M A2M_BRD A2M_recep AA9 Adeno_GP19K AlcCBM31 Alpha-amylase_N Alpha_adaptinC2 Alpha_E2_glycop Anth_Ig aRib Arylsulfotran_N ASF1_hist_chap ATG19 BACON BACON_2 BatD BIg21 Big_1 Big_10 Big_11 Big_12 Big_13 Big_14 Big_15 Big_2 Big_3 Big_3_2 Big_3_3 Big_3_4 Big_3_5 Big_4 Big_5 Big_6 Big_7 Big_8 Big_9 Bile_Hydr_Trans BiPBP_C bMG1 bMG10 bMG3 bMG5 bMG6 BslA BsuPI Cadherin Cadherin-like Cadherin_2 Cadherin_3 Cadherin_4 Cadherin_5 Cadherin_pro CagX Calx-beta Candida_ALS_N CARDB CBM39 CBM_X2 CD45 CelD_N Ceramidse_alk_C CHB_HEX_C CHB_HEX_C_1 ChitinaseA_N ChiW_Ig_like Chlam_OMP6 CHU_C Coatamer_beta_C COP-gamma_platf CopC CshA_repeat Cyc-maltodext_N Cytomega_US3 DBB DsbC DUF11 DUF1410 DUF1425 DUF2271 DUF3244 DUF3458 DUF3501 DUF3823_C DUF3859 DUF4165 DUF4179 DUF4426 DUF4469 DUF4625 DUF4784_N DUF4879 DUF4959 DUF4982 DUF4998 DUF5001 DUF5008 DUF5011 DUF5060 DUF5065 DUF5103 DUF5115 DUF525 DUF5643 DUF6383 DUF6595 DUF916 EB_dh ECD Enterochelin_N EpoR_lig-bind ERAP1_C EstA_Ig_like Expansin_C Filamin FixG_C Flavi_glycop_C FlgD_ig fn3 Fn3-like fn3_2 fn3_4 fn3_5 fn3_6 FN3_7 Fn3_assoc fn3_PAP GBS_Bsp-like GlgE_dom_N_S Glucodextran_B Glyco_hydro2_C5 Glyco_hydro_2 Gmad2 GMP_PDE_delta GO-like_E_set GspA_SrpA_N Hanta_G1 He_PIG HECW_N HemeBinding_Shp Hemocyanin_C Herpes_BLLF1 HYR IalB IFNGR1 Ig_GlcNase Ig_mannosidase IL12p40_C Il13Ra_Ig IL17R_fnIII_D1 IL17R_fnIII_D2 IL2RB_N1 IL3Ra_N IL4Ra_N IL6Ra-bind Inhibitor_I42 Inhibitor_I71 InlK_D3 Integrin_alpha2 Interfer-bind Invasin_D3 IRK_C IrmA Iron_transport Kre9_KNH LacZ_4 LEA_2 Lep_receptor_Ig LIFR_D2 LIFR_N Lipase_bact_N LodA_N LPMO_10 LRR_adjacent LTD MALT1_Ig Mannosidase_ig MetallophosC MG1 MG2 MG3 MG4 Mo-co_dimer N_BRCA1_IG Na_K-ATPase NAR2 NDNF NDNF_C NEAT Neocarzinostat Neurexophilin NPCBM_assoc Omp28 PapD_C PBP-Tp47_c Peptidase_C25_C Phlebo_G2_C PhoD_N PKD PKD_2 PKD_3 PKD_4 PKD_5 PKD_6 Por_Secre_tail Pox_vIL-18BP Psg1 PTP_tm Pullulanase_N2 Pur_ac_phosph_N Qn_am_d_aIII Qn_am_d_aIV RabGGT_insert Reeler REJ RET_CLD1 RET_CLD3 RET_CLD4 RGI_lyase RHD_dimer Rho_GDI Rib RibLong SCAB-Ig SKICH SLAM SoxZ SprB SusE SVA SWM_repeat T2SS-T3SS_pil_N Tafi-CsgC TarS_C1 TcA_RBD TcfC TIG TIG_2 TIG_plexin TIG_SUH Tissue_fac Top6b_C TPPII TQ Transglut_C Transglut_N TRAP_beta TraQ_transposon UL16 Velvet WIF Wzt_C Y_Y_Y YBD YscW ZirS_C Zona_pellucida


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Seed source: Prosite
Previous IDs: none
Type: Family
Sequence Ontology: SO:0100021
Author: Finn RD , Bateman A
Number in seed: 30
Number in full: 3844
Average length of the domain: 101.5 aa
Average identity of full alignment: 23 %
Average coverage of the sequence by the domain: 26.22 %

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search method: hmmsearch -Z 61295632 -E 1000 --cpu 4 HMM pfamseq
Model details:
Parameter Sequence Domain
Gathering cut-off 27.0 27.0
Trusted cut-off 27.0 27.0
Noise cut-off 26.9 26.9
Model length: 107
Family (HMM) version: 20
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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 Tissue_fac domain has been found. There are 131 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 sequence.

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A0A0R4IAL7 View 3D Structure Click here
A0A0R4ITC2 View 3D Structure Click here
A0A1D5NSZ8 View 3D Structure Click here
A0A2R8Q683 View 3D Structure Click here
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