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Clan: YjgF-like (CL0534)


YjgF-like superfamily Add an annotation

This superfamily is characterised by proteins that form trimers with three closely packed beta-sheets. Some member proteins are chorismate mutases, others are endoribonucleases active on single-stranded mRNA. It is the highly conserved YjgF/YER057c/UK114 protein superfamily. Homologues of this protein occur in eubacteria, archaea, and eukaryotes. Proteins are functionally diverse and are involved in a variety of enzymatic and non-enzymatic functions. The high sequence and structural similarity between members of this protein superfamily offer an example of minimalistic changes leading to functional diversification. This feature is best exemplified by the three close homologues of YjgF proteins in mammals (human, rat, and goat) with sequence identity better than 85%. These homologues perform different functions, including tumour antigen activity in the goat homologue, translation inhibition in the human and rat homologues (hp14.5 and rp14.5), endoribonuclease activity in rp14.5, calpain activation in the bovine homologue, molecular chaperone activity in DUK114, and involvement in the regulation of purine and removal of toxic metabolites in YjgF7, and involvement in isoleucine biosynthetic pathways (YjgF, YER057c, Ibm1). In addition, members of this protein family have also been shown to regulate mitochondrial maintenance (Ibm1) in yeast. Proteins from the YjgF family in plants are involved in photosynthesis and chromoplastogenesis (CHRD).

This clan contains 4 families and the total number of domains in the clan is 35811. The clan was built by P Coggill.

Literature references

  1. Thakur KG, Praveena T, Gopal B;, Proteins. 2010;78:773-778.: Mycobacterium tuberculosis Rv2704 is a member of the YjgF/YER057c/UK114 family. PUBMED:19899170 EPMC:19899170


This clan contains the following 4 member families:

Amido_AtzD_TrzD CM_1 Ribonuc_L-PSP YjgF_endoribonc

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Domain organisation

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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
Ribonuc_L-PSP (PF01042) 29089 (81.2%) View
YjgF_endoribonc (PF14588) 4881 (13.6%) View
CM_1 (PF07736) 1427 (4.0%) View
Amido_AtzD_TrzD (PF09663) 414 (1.2%) View
Total: 4 Total: 35811 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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