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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.
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FunFam 1: Acyl-homoserine lactone acylase QuiP

There are 1 EC terms in this cluster

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EC Term Annotations Evidence
Acyl-homoserine-lactone acylase. [EC:]
An N-acyl-L-homoserine lactone + H(2)O = L-homoserine lactone + a carboxylate.
  • Acyl-homoserine lactones (AHLs) are produced by a number of bacterial species and are used by them to regulate the expression of virulence genes in a process known as quorum-sensing.
  • Each bacterial cell has a basal level of AHL and, once the population density reaches a critical level, it triggers AHL-signaling which, in turn, initiates the expression of particular virulence genes.
  • Plants or animals capable of degrading AHLs would have a therapeutic advantage in avoiding bacterial infection as they could prevent AHL- signaling and the expression of virulence genes in quorum-sensing bacteria.
  • This quorum-quenching enzyme removes the fatty-acid side chain from the homoserine lactone ring of AHL-dependent quorum-sensing signal molecules.
  • It has broad specificity for AHLs with side changes ranging in length from 11 to 14 carbons.
  • Substituents at the 3'-position, as found in N-(3-oxododecanoyl)-L- homoserine lactone, do not affect this activity.
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