InterPro : IPR008135

Name  Competence-induced protein CinA Short Name  Competence-induced_CinA
Type  Family Description  Competence is the ability of a cell to take up exogenous DNA from its environment, resulting in transformation. It is widespread among bacteria and is probably an important mechanism for the horizontal transfer of genes. DNA usually becomes available by the death and lysis of other cells. Competent bacteria use components of extracellular filaments called type 4 pili to create pores in their membranes and pull DNA through the pores into the cytoplasm. This process, including the development of competence and the expression of the uptake machinery, is regulated in response to cell-cell signalling and/or nutritional conditions [].CinA is the first gene in the competence-inducible (cin) operon, and is thought to be specifically required at some stage in the process of transformation []. This family consists of putative competence-damaged proteins from the cin operon.

Sequence Features

GO Displayer


InterPro protein domain ID --> Contigs



0 Child Features

2 Contains

Id Name Short Name Type
IPR001453 Molybdopterin binding domain Mopterin-bd_dom Domain
IPR008136 CinA, C-terminal CinA_C Domain

0 Found In

0 Parent Features

2 Publications

First Author Title Year Journal Volume Pages
Solomon JM Who's competent and when: regulation of natural genetic competence in bacteria. 1996 Trends Genet 12 150-5
Martin B The recA gene of Streptococcus pneumoniae is part of a competence-induced operon and controls lysogenic induction. 1995 Mol Microbiol 15 367-79

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Rozanski, A., Moon, H., Brandl, H., Martín-Durán, J. M., Grohme, M., Hüttner, K., Bartscherer, K., Henry, I., & Rink, J. C.
PlanMine 3.0—improvements to a mineable resource of flatworm biology and biodiversity
Nucleic Acids Research, gky1070. doi:10.1093/nar/gky1070 (2018)