The domain within your query sequence starts at position 193 and ends at position 232; the E-value for the PDZ domain shown below is 1e-18.


The domain was found using the schnipsel database


Domain present in PSD-95, Dlg, and ZO-1/2.
SMART accession number:SM00228
Description: Also called DHR (Dlg homologous region) or GLGF (relatively well conserved tetrapeptide in these domains). Some PDZs have been shown to bind C-terminal polypeptides; others appear to bind internal (non-C-terminal) polypeptides. Different PDZs possess different binding specificities.
Interpro abstract (IPR001478):

PDZ domains (also known as Discs-large homologous regions (DHR) or GLGF)) are found in diverse signalling proteins in bacteria, yeasts, plants, insects and vertebrates [(PUBMED:9041651), (PUBMED:9204764)]. PDZ domains can occur in one or multiple copies and are nearly always found in cytoplasmic proteins. They bind either the carboxyl-terminal sequences of proteins or internal peptide sequences [(PUBMED:9204764)]. In most cases, interaction between a PDZ domain and its target is constitutive, with a binding affinity of 1 to 10 microns. However, agonist-dependent activation of cell surface receptors is sometimes required to promote interaction with a PDZ protein. PDZ domain proteins are frequently associated with the plasma membrane, a compartment where high concentrations of phosphatidylinositol 4,5-bisphosphate (PIP2) are found. Direct interaction between PIP2 and a subset of class II PDZ domains (syntenin, CASK, Tiam-1) has been demonstrated.

PDZ domains consist of 80 to 90 amino acids comprising six beta-strands (beta-A to beta-F) and two alpha-helices, A and B, compactly arranged in a globular structure. Peptide binding of the ligand takes place in an elongated surface groove as an anti-parallel beta-strand interacts with the beta-B strand and the B helix. The structure of PDZ domains allows binding to a free carboxylate group at the end of a peptide through a carboxylate-binding loop between the beta-A and beta-B strands.

GO function:protein binding (GO:0005515)
Family alignment:
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