HMM Summary Page: TIGR01175

Functiontype IV pilus assembly protein PilM
Trusted Cutoff133.00
Domain Trusted Cutoff133.00
Noise Cutoff75.55
Domain Noise Cutoff75.55
Isology Typesubfamily
HMM Length348
Gene Ontology TermGO:0009297: pilus assembly biological_process
AuthorHaft DH
Entry DateFeb 26 2001 5:20PM
Last ModifiedFeb 14 2011 3:27PM
CommentThis protein is required for the assembly of the type IV fimbria in Pseudomonas aeruginosa responsible for twitching motility, and for a similar pilus-like structure in Synechocystis. It is also found in species such as Deinococcus described as having natural transformation (for which a type IV pilus-like structure is proposed) but not fimbria.
ReferencesRM 7565110 RT Characterization of a five-gene cluster required for thebiogenesis of type 4 fimbriae in Pseudomonas aeruginosa. RA Martin PR, Watson AA, McCaul TF, Mattick JS. RL Mol Microbiol 1995 May;16(3):497-508