Lysin motif
SMART accession number:SM00257
Description: -
Interpro abstract (IPR018392):

The LysM (lysin motif) domain is a small globular domain, approximately 40 amino acids long. It is a widespread protein module involved in binding peptidoglycan in bacteria and chitin in eukaryotes. The domain was originally identified in enzymes that degrade bacterial cell walls [ (PUBMED:1352512) ], but proteins involved in many other biological functions also contain this domain. It has been reported that the LysM domain functions as a signal for specific plant-bacteria recognition in bacterial pathogenesis [ (PUBMED:15120137) ]. Many of these enzymes are modular and are composed of catalytic units linked to one or several repeats of LysM domains. LysM domains are found in bacteria and eukaryotes [ (PUBMED:10369758) ].

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There are 136958 LysM domains in 89509 proteins in SMART's nrdb database.

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