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The Outer Membrane Protein Insertion Porin (OmpIP/Omp85) Family [Function: Biogenesis/Secretion] Seed alignment | Full alignment in OMPdb

Transmembrane β-barrels are synthesized in the cytoplasm and transferred through the inner membrane using the Sec system. In the periplasmic space, chaperones such as SurA and Skp, bind these proteins and target them to the outer membrane. It is believed that the highly conserved Omp85 acts in vivo in a way that facilitates the correct folding and the insertion of other β-barrels in the outer membrane. The conserved domain in Omp85 is also sometimes referred to as Bacterial Surface Antigen D15 and homologs are also found in mitochondria (Sam50/Tob55) and chloroplasts (OEP75). The transmembrane domain (composed of 16 beta-strands), is located in the C-terminus whereas, in the N-terminus, Omp85 possesses 5 conserved POTRA (Polypeptide Transport) domains. These domains are believed to interact with the transferred β-barrel and the final insertion into the outer membrane is performed with lateral diffusion. Conserved motifs that are believed to be parts of the pore-forming region are also found in all members of this family. The SAM complex plays a vital role in the integration of beta barrel proteins into the outer membrane. It consists of SAM50 and two peripheral proteins, SAM35 and SAM37. SAM50 features a single non-membrane polypeptide-transport-associated (POTRA) domain that is not crucial for cell viability and, also, a conserved loop six, which promotes beta-signal binding of the pre-proteins to the lateral gate and insertion of next hairpins into the outer membrane. Biochemical studies revealed that SAM50 has a conserved beta barrel domain -all the way from bacteria to humans. SAM50 forms a 16-strands beta barrel in the mitochondrial outer membrane, which has a N-terminal POTRA domain exposed into the intermembrane space, whereas the bacterial counterparts are known to possess a 16-stranded barrel, information that is experimentally verified since four members of the OmpIP/Omp85 family have experimentally determined 3D. 16 beta strands were also predicted by PRED-TMBB2.


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Literature references

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The Omp85 family of proteins is essential for outer membrane biogenesis in mitochondria and bacteria
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The N-terminal domain of Tob55 has a receptor-like function in the biogenesis of mitochondrial beta-barrel proteins
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An essential role of Sam50 in the protein sorting and assembly machinery of the mitochondrial outer membrane
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Dissecting membrane insertion of mitochondrial beta-barrel proteins
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The peripheral membrane subunits of the SAM complex function codependently in mitochondrial outer membrane biogenesis
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Mitochondrial-bacterial hybrids of BamA/Tob55 suggest variable requirements for the membrane integration of ?-barrel proteins
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POTRA: a conserved domain in the FtsQ family and a class of beta-barrel outer membrane proteins
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Proteins in this family with 3D-structure

Q5F5W8

Q93PM2

P0A940

P0A942

Q8ZRP0

G2QFF9


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