HMM Summary Page: TIGR02903

FunctionATP-dependent protease, Lon family
Gene SymbollonC
Trusted Cutoff678.80
Domain Trusted Cutoff678.80
Noise Cutoff583.30
Domain Noise Cutoff583.30
Isology Typeequivalog
EC Number3.4.21.-
HMM Length615
Mainrole CategoryProtein fate
Subrole CategoryDegradation of proteins, peptides, and glycopeptides
Gene Ontology TermGO:0004252: serine-type endopeptidase activity molecular_function
GO:0006508: proteolysis biological_process
GO:0016887: ATPase activity molecular_function
GO:0030436: asexual sporulation biological_process
AuthorHaft DH
Entry DateMar 21 2006 11:58AM
Last ModifiedFeb 14 2011 3:27PM
CommentMembers of this protein family resemble the widely distributed ATP-dependent protease La, also called Lon and LonA. It resembles even more closely LonB, which is a LonA paralog found in genomes if and only if the species is capable of endospore formation (as in Bacillus subtilis, Clostridium tetani, and select other members of the Firmicutes) and expressed specifically in the forespore compartment. Members of this family are restricted to a subset of spore-forming species, and are very likely to participate in the program of endospore formation. We propose the designation LonC.