eel-Fucolectin Tachylectin-4 Pentaxrin-1 Domain
SMART accession number:SM00607
Description: -
Interpro abstract (IPR006585):

Lectins, a group of proteins that bind to cell surface carbohydrates and play important roles in innate immunity, are widely used experimentally to distinguish cell types and to induce cell proliferation. Eel serum lectins have been useful as anti-H hemagglutinins and also in lectin histochemistry as fucose-binding lectins (fucolectins). The fucose-binding lectins are secretory proteins and have unique structures among the lectins, exhibiting only weak similarities to frog pentraxin, horseshoe crab tachylectin-4, and fly fw protein [(PUBMED:10924498)].

This domain of unknown function has been identified in all the Japanese eel (Anguilla japonica) fucolectins and at least one frog pentraxin.

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There are 478 FTP domains in 156 proteins in SMART's nrdb database.

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