Chitin binding domain
SMART accession number:SM00270
Description: -
Interpro abstract (IPR001002):

A number of plant and fungal proteins that bind N-acetylglucosamine (e.g. solanaceous lectins of tomato and potato, plant endochitinases, the wound-induced proteins: hevein, win1 and win2, and the Kluyveromyces lactis killer toxin alpha subunit) contain this domain [ (PUBMED:1757999) ]. The domain may occur in one or more copies and is thought to be involved in recognition or binding of chitin subunits [ (PUBMED:2070799) (PUBMED:1375935) ]. In chitinases, as well as in the potato wound-induced proteins, the 43-residue domain directly follows the signal sequence and is therefore at the N terminus of the mature protein; in the killer toxin alpha subunit it is located in the central section of the protein.

GO function:chitin binding (GO:0008061)
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There are 7172 ChtBD1 domains in 3459 proteins in SMART's nrdb database.

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