PhBP

Insect pheromone/odorant binding protein domains.
PhBP
SMART accession number:SM00708
Description: -
Interpro abstract (IPR006170):

The olfactory receptors of terrestrial animals exist in an aqueous environment, yet detect odorants that are primarily hydrophobic. The aqueous solubility of hydrophobic odorants is thought to be greatly enhanced via odorant binding proteins which exist in the extracellular fluid surrounding the odorant receptors [(PUBMED:2010751)]. This family is composed of pheromone binding proteins (PBP), which are male-specific and associate with pheromone-sensitive neurons and general-odorant binding proteins (GOBP).

GO function:odorant binding (GO:0005549)
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There are 1207 PhBP domains in 1156 proteins in SMART's nrdb database.

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