The name of this superfamily has been modified since the most recent official CATH+ release (v4_3_0). At the point of the last release, this superfamily was: waiting to be named.

Functional Families

Overview of the Structural Clusters (SC) and Functional Families within this CATH Superfamily. Clusters with a representative structure are represented by a filled circle.

Superfamily: Spidroin, N-terminal domain

Spidroin is produced by a number of arachnids. Spidrions are made up of repetitive segments flanked by conserved non-repetitive domains, and this domain is the conserved non-repetitive region. Aggregation to form the rigid silk occurs due to association at the repetitive regions, and the N-terminal domain is necessary to prevent premature aggregation during storage before extrusion. This N-terminal region inhibits precocious aggregation and then accelerates and directs self-assembly as the pH is lowered along the extrusion duct PMID:20463740.

GO Diversity

Unique GO annotations
1 Unique GO terms

EC Diversity

Unique EC annotations
0 Unique EC terms

Species Diversity

Unique species annotations
24 Unique species

Sequence/Structure Diversity

Overview of the sequence / structure diversity of this superfamily compared to other superfamilies in CATH. Click on the chart to view the data in more detail.

Superfamily Summary

A general summary of information for this superfamily.
Domains: 20
Domain clusters (>95% seq id): 5
Domain clusters (>35% seq id): 3
Unique PDBs: 13
Structural Clusters (5A): 1
Structural Clusters (9A): 1
FunFam Clusters: 1
Unique EC:
Unique GO: 1
Unique Species: 24