InterPro : IPR014032

Name  Peptidase A24A, prepilin type IV, bacterial Short Name  Peptidase_A24A_bac
Type  Family Description  Cysteine protease activity is dependent on an active dyad of cysteine andhistidine, the order and spacing of these residues varying in the 20 or soknown families. Cysteine proteases have been grouped into two clans (CA andCB). Families C1, C2 and C10 are loosely termed papain-like and belong to clan CA; five cysteine proteases belong to clan CB; other families havenot been assigned to clans. Nearly half of all cysteine proteases are found exclusively in viruses. The order of catalytic cysteine and histidine residues within the primary structure differs between the families and is an indication of convergent evolution [, ].Bacteria produce a number of protein precursors that undergo post-translational methylation and proteolysis prior to secretion as activeproteins. Type IV prepilin leader peptidases, which belong to the C20 familyof cysteine proteases, are enzymes that mediate this type of post-translational modification. Type IV pilin is a protein found on the surfaceof Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Neisseria gonorrhoeae and other Gram-negativepathogens. Pilin subunits attach the infecting organism to the surface of host epithelial cells. They are synthesised as prepilin subunits, which differ from mature pilin by virtue of containing a 6-8 residue leaderpeptide consisting of charged amino acids. Mature type IV pilins alsocontain a methylated N-terminal phenylalanine residue. Prepilin leader peptidases are found on the cytosolic membrane surface,where they have dual activity, involving cleavage of glycine-phenylalaninebonds and methylation of the newly-revealed N-terminal phenylalanine. Theconsensus sequence for the site of proteolytic cleavage is -G+F-T-L/I-, inwhich the Gly P1 residue is essential []. The peptidases are suseptible to thiol blocking reagents. Site directed mutagenesis has indicated four highlyconserved cysteine residues that affect both the protease and methylase activity.

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2 Contains

Id Name Short Name Type
IPR010627 Peptidase A24A, N-terminal Pept_A24A_N Domain
IPR000045 Prepilin type IV endopeptidase, peptidase domain Prepilin_IV_endopep_pep Domain

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2 Publications

First Author Title Year Journal Volume Pages
Rawlings ND Families of cysteine peptidases. 1994 Methods Enzymol 244 461-86
Rawlings ND Evolutionary families of peptidases. 1993 Biochem J 290 ( Pt 1) 205-18

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Nucleic Acids Research, gky1070. doi:10.1093/nar/gky1070 (2018)