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Clan: FimbA (CL0450)


Fimbriae A and Mfa superfamily Add an annotation

This family includes the fimbrillin-A set of fimbrial proteins and the shorter Mfa1 fimbrial set and their associated anchor-proteins Mfa2 [1].

This clan contains 7 families and the total number of domains in the clan is 2169. The clan was built by Q XuRD Finn and P Coggill.

Literature references

  1. Xu Q, Abdubek P, Astakhova T, Axelrod HL, Bakolitsa C, Cai X, Carlton D, Chen C, Chiu HJ, Chiu M, Clayton T, Das D, Deller MC, Duan L, Ellrott K, Farr CL, Feuerhelm J, Grant JC, Grzechnik A, Han GW, Jaroszewski L, Jin KK, Klock HE, Knuth MW, Kozbial P, Krishna SS, Kumar A, Marciano D, McMullan D, Miller MD, Morse AT, Nigoghossian E, Nopakun A, Okach L, Puckett C, Reyes R, Sefcovic N, Tien HJ, Trame CB, van den Bedem H, Weekes D, Wooten T, Yeh A, Zhou J, Hodgson KO, Wooley J, Elsliger MA, Deacon AM, Godzik A, Lesley SA, Wilson IA;, Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun. 2010;66:1281-1286.: A conserved fold for fimbrial components revealed by the crystal structure of a putative fimbrial assembly protein (BT1062) from Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron at 2.2 A resolution. PUBMED:20944223 EPMC:20944223


This clan contains the following 7 member families:

DUF4906 DUF5119 DUF6562 Mfa2 Mfa_like_1 Mfa_like_2 P_gingi_FimA

Domain organisation

Below is a listing of the unique domain organisations or architectures from this clan. More...

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The table below shows the number of occurrences of each domain throughout the sequence database. More...

Pfam family Num. domains Alignment
Mfa_like_1 (PF13149) 1131 (52.1%) View
Mfa2 (PF08842) 492 (22.7%) View
P_gingi_FimA (PF06321) 211 (9.7%) View
DUF5119 (PF17145) 138 (6.4%) View
DUF6562 (PF20200) 101 (4.7%) View
DUF4906 (PF16249) 88 (4.1%) View
Mfa_like_2 (PF15415) 8 (0.4%) View
Total: 7 Total: 2169 Clan alignment

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Family relationships

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Species distribution

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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 MSD group, to allow us to map Pfam domains onto UniProt three-dimensional structures. The table below shows the mapping between the Pfam families in this clan, the corresponding UniProt entries, and the region of the three-dimensional structures that are available for that sequence.

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