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Primary Information

BoMiProt ID Bomi123
Protein Name Collectin-43
Organism Bos taurus
Uniprot IDP42916
Milk FractionWhey
Ref Sequence ID NP_001002237.1
Aminoacid Length 321
Molecular Weight 33616
FASTA Sequence Download
Gene Name CL43
Gene ID 431784
Protein Existence Status Reviewed: Experimental evidence at protein level

Secondary Information

Protein Function collagen containing C type lectin; CL-43 is synthesized only in the bovine liver; involved in the innate immune defense; bind to microbial surface carbohydrates inducing aggregation and, thereby, impeding infectivity; binds to the collectin receptor (C1qR) localized on many types of cells identified as a surface variant of calreticulin; show antiviral activities towards influenza A virus and rotaviruses ; displays protective activity against bacterial infections
Biochemical Properties collectins – family of oligomeric proteins composed of trimeric subunits containing collagen-like sequences joined to C-type lectin domains; presence of collagen- like sequences and globular carbohydrate recognition domains; CL-43 has 1 trimeric unit; trimeric subunits are stabilized by noncovalent interactions (strong hydrophobic forces in α-helical bundle) and covalently by disulfide bridges between cysteine residues in the N-terminal or collagen regions; binds to carbohydrates in the presence of calcium ions; Collectin-43 is found only as a single subunit composed of three identical polypeptide chains; in 2D PAGE CL-43 is seen as two isoforms, with pI (isoelectric point) values of 4.9 and 5.3, corresponding to the native and the truncated form of the molecule; CL-43 binds to a range of sugar residues including mannose, fucose, glucose, maltose, GlcNAc or ManNAc with highest affinity for mannose; binding of carbohydrates involves hydrogen bonds and van der Waal’s interactions, and is stabilized by coordination bonds to the calcium ions
Significance in milk Antimicrobial proteins - exclusively detected in the colostrum fluid phase
PTMs CL -43 does not posses N-linked carbohydrate, but it contains hydroxylysine residues in the collagen-like region that are potential O-glycosylation sites
Site(s) of PTM(s)

N-glycosylation, O-glycosylation,
Predicted Disorder Regions 17-150,282-289
DisProt Annotation
TM Helix Prediction No TM helices
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