Journal Article

AMIN domains have a predicted role in localization of diverse periplasmic protein complexes

Robson Francisco de Souza, Vivek Anantharaman, Sandro José de Souza, L. Aravind and Frederico J. Gueiros-Filho

in Bioinformatics

Volume 24, issue 21, pages 2423-2426
Published in print November 2008 | ISSN: 1367-4803
Published online September 2008 | e-ISSN: 1460-2059 | DOI:

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We describe AMIN (Amidase N-terminal domain), a novel protein domain found specifically in bacterial periplasmic proteins. AMIN domains are widely distributed among peptidoglycan hydrolases and transporter protein families. Based on experimental data, contextual information and phyletic profiles, we suggest that AMIN domains mediate the targeting of periplasmic or extracellular proteins to specific regions of the bacterial envelope.


Supplementary information: Supplementary data are available at Bioinformatics online.

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Subjects: Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

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