Sporulation initiation phospho-transferase B, C-terminal
SMART accession number:SM01317
Description: Sporulation initiation phospho-transferase B or SpoOB is part of a phospho-relay that initiates sporulation in Bacillus subtilis. Spo0B is a two-domain protein consisting of an N-terminal alpha-helical hairpin domain and a C-terminal alpha/beta domain, represented by this family. Two subunits of Spo0B dimerise by a parallel association of helical hairpins to form a novel four-helix bundle from which the active histidine - involved in the auto-phosphorylation - protrudes. In the phospho-relay, the signal-receptor histidine kinases are dephosphorylated by a common response regulator, Spo0F. Spo0B then takes phosphorylated Spo0F as substrate hereby mediating the transfer of a phosphoryl group to Spo0A, the ultimate transcription factor.
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There are 87 SPOB_ab domains in 87 proteins in SMART's nrdb database.

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