SMART accession number:SM00656
Description: -
Interpro abstract (IPR002022):

Pectate lyase EC is an enzyme involved in the maceration and soft rotting of plant tissue. Pectate lyase is responsible for the eliminative cleavage of pectate, yielding oligosaccharides with 4-deoxy-alpha-D-mann-4-enuronosyl groups at their non-reducing ends. The protein is maximally expressed late in pollen development. It has been suggested that the pollen expression of pectate lyase genes might relate to a requirement for pectin degradation during pollen tube growth [ (PUBMED:1983191) ].

The structure and the folding kinetics of one member of this family, pectate lyase C (pelC)1 from Erwinia chrysanthemi has been investigated in some detail [ (PUBMED:11926834) (PUBMED:8502994) ]. PelC contains a parallel beta-helix folding motif. The majority of the regular secondary structure is composed of parallel beta-sheets (about 30%). The individual strands of the sheets are connected by unordered loops of varying length. The backbone is then formed by a large helix composed of beta-sheets. There are two disulphide bonds in pelC and 12 proline residues. One of these prolines, Pro220, is involved in a cis peptide bond. he folding mechanism of pelC involves two slow phases that have been attributed to proline isomerization.

Some of the proteins in this family are allergens [ (PUBMED:25978036) ].

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There are 8431 Amb_all domains in 8373 proteins in SMART's nrdb database.

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