HMM Summary Page: TIGR03270

Functionputative methanogen marker protein 4
Trusted Cutoff190.00
Domain Trusted Cutoff190.00
Noise Cutoff185.00
Domain Noise Cutoff185.00
Isology Typehypoth_equivalog
HMM Length204
Mainrole CategoryEnergy metabolism
Subrole CategoryMethanogenesis
AuthorHaft DH
Entry DateJan 17 2007 3:20PM
Last ModifiedMay 9 2011 8:11PM
CommentMembers of this protein family, to date, are found in a completed prokaryotic genome if and only if the species is one of the archaeal methanogens. The exact function is unknown, but likely is linked to methanogenesis or a process closely linked to it. Some members have been suggested to be a methyltransferase, based on the proximity of its gene to genes of the multi-subunit complex, N5-methyl-tetrahydromethanopterin--coenzyme M methyltransferase. That context is not conserved, however. The family shows similarity to various phosphate acyltranferases.
Genome PropertyGenProp0722: methanogenesis marker set (HMM)