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The YfaZ Outer Membrane Protein Family [Function: Unknown] Seed alignment | Full alignment in OMPdb

This family consists of some not yet well-characterized outer membrane proteins. The prototype of the family, YfaZ of Escherichia coli, was initially predicted to be a transmembrane ß-barrel and its localization to the outer membrane was confirmed by experimental methods. Its biological function however remains unclear. Homologs are also found in other genera, such as Shigella, Salmonella, Yersinia, Erwinia and Shewanella.


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Literature references

New Escherichia coli outer membrane proteins identified through prediction and experimental verification
Protein Sci. 2006 Apr;15(4):884-9. doi: 10.1110/ps.051889506. Epub 2006 Mar 7.
PMID: 16522795

Proteomic analysis of the carbonate insoluble outer membrane fraction of the soft-rot pathogen Dickeya dadantii (syn. Erwinia chrysanthemi) strain 3937
J Proteome Res. 2007 Jan;6(1):62-9. doi: 10.1021/pr060423l.
PMID: 17203949

Global proteomic profiling of native outer membrane vesicles derived from Escherichia coli
Proteomics. 2007 Sep;7(17):3143-53. doi: 10.1002/pmic.200700196.
PMID: 17787032


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