Summary: FabA-like domain
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This enzyme domain has a HotDog fold.
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InterPro entry IPR013114
Fatty acids biosynthesis occurs by two distinct pathways: in fungi, mammals and mycobacteria, type I or associative fatty-acid biosynthesis (type I FAS) is accomplished by multifunctional proteins in which distinct domains catalyse specific reactions; in plants and most bacteria, type II or dissociative fatty-acid biosynthesis (type II FAS) is accomplished by distinct enzymes [PUBMED:14684903].
Both FabZ and FabA catalyse the dehydration of beta-hydroxyacyl acyl carrier protein (ACP) to trans 2-enoyl ACP. However, FabZ and FabA display subtle differences in substrate specificities, whereby FabA is most effective on acyl ACPs of 9-11 carbon atoms in length, while FabZ is less specific. Unlike FabA, FabZ does not function as an isomerase and cannot initiate unsaturated fatty acid biosynthesis. However, only FabZ can act during the elongation of unsaturated fatty acid chains.
This enzyme domain has a HotDog fold.
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The HotDog fold was first observed in the structure of Escherichia coli beta-hydroxydecanoyl thiol ester dehydratase (FabA), where Leesong et al. noticed that each subunit of this dimeric enzyme contained a mixed alpha + beta 'hot dog' fold. They described the seven-stranded antiparallel beta-sheet as the 'bun', which wraps around a five-turn alpha-helical 'sausage', This superfamily contains a diverse range of enzymes. Membership includes numerous prokaryotic, archaeal and eukaryotic proteins involved in several related, but distinct, catalytic activities, from metabolic roles such as thioester hydrolysis in fatty acid metabolism, to degradation of phenylacetic acid and the environmental pollutant 4-chlorobenzoate. The superfamily also includes FapR, a non-catalytic bacterial homologue that is involved in transcriptional regulation of fatty acid biosynthesis .
The clan contains the following 13 members:4HBT 4HBT_2 4HBT_3 Acyl-ACP_TE Acyl_CoA_thio AfsA DUF4442 FabA FcoT MaoC_dehydrat_N MaoC_dehydratas PS-DH YiiD_Cterm
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|Seed source:||Bateman A|
|Number in seed:||51|
|Number in full:||6557|
|Average length of the domain:||124.30 aa|
|Average identity of full alignment:||34 %|
|Average coverage of the sequence by the domain:||64.08 %|
|HMM build commands:||
build method: hmmbuild -o /dev/null HMM SEED
search method: hmmsearch -Z 23193494 -E 1000 --cpu 4 HMM pfamseq
|Family (HMM) version:||8|
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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 FabA domain has been found. There are 226 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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