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Diphtheria toxin, middle domain superfamily

SCOP classification
Root:   SCOP hierarchy in SUPERFAMILY [ 0] (11)
Class:   Membrane and cell surface proteins and peptides [ 56835] (58)
Fold:   Toxins' membrane translocation domains [ 56836] (5)
Superfamily:   Diphtheria toxin, middle domain [ 56845]
Families:   Diphtheria toxin, middle domain [ 56846]


Superfamily statistics
Genomes (7) Uniprot 2014_06 PDB chains (SCOP 1.75)
Domains 8 31 1
Proteins 8 31 1


Functional annotation
General category Processes_EC
Detailed category Toxins/defense

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Function annotation of SCOP domain superfamilies

InterPro annotation
Cross references IPR000512 SSF56845 Protein matches
Abstract Diphtheria toxin is a 58 kDa protein secreted by lysogenic strains of Corynebacterium diphtheriae. The toxin causes the disease diphtheria in humans by gaining entry into the cell cytoplasm and inhibiting protein synthesis [PubMed8573568]. The mechanism of inhibition involves transfer of the ADP-ribose group of NAD to elongation factor-2 (EF-2), rendering EF-2 inactive. The catalysed reaction is as follows: NAD+ + peptide diphthamide = nicotinamide + peptide N-(ADP-D-ribosyl)diphthamide The crystal structure of the diphtheria toxin homodimer has been determined to 2.5A resolution [PubMed1589020]. The structure reveals a Y-shaped molecule of 3 domains, a catalytic domain (fragment A), whose fold is of the alpha + beta type; a transmembrane (TM) domain, which consists of 9 alpha-helices, 2 pairs of which may participate in pH-triggered membrane insertion and translocation; and a receptor-binding domain, which forms a flattened beta-barrel with a jelly-roll-like topology [PubMed1589020]. The TM- and receptor binding-domains together constitute fragment B.

InterPro database


PDBeMotif information about ligands, sequence and structure motifs
Cross references PDB entries
Ligand binding statistics
Nucleic-acid binding statistics
Occurrence of secondary structure elements
Occurrence of small 3D structural motifs

PDBeMotif resource

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Internal database links

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