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  Domain Name: SPARC_EC
SPARC_EC; extracellular Ca2+ binding domain (containing 2 EF-hand motifs) of SPARC and related proteins (QR1, SC1/hevin, testican and tsc-36/FRP). SPARC (BM-40) is a multifunctional glycoprotein, a matricellular protein, that functions to regulate cell-matrix interactions; binds to such proteins as collagen and vitronectin and binds to endothelial cells thus inhibiting cellular proliferation. The EC domain interacts with a follistatin-like (FS) domain which appears to stabilize Ca2+ binding. The two EF-hands interact canonically but their conserved disulfide bonds confer a tight association between the EF-hand pair and an acid/amphiphilic N-terminal helix. Proposed active form involves a Ca2+ dependent symmetric homodimerization of EC-FS modules.
No pairwise interactions are available for this conserved domain.

Total Mutations Found: 2
Total Disease Mutations Found: 0
This domain occurred 4 times on human genes (5 proteins).




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Range on the Protein:  

   Protein ID            Protein Position

Domain Position:  


Feature Name:Total Found:
EF-hand Ca2+ binding loop
FS-domain interface
collagen binding site
putative K+ binding site











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Please Cite: Peterson, T.A., Adadey, A., Santana-Cruz ,I., Sun, Y., Winder A, Kann, M.G., (2010) DMDM: Domain Mapping of Disease Mutations. Bioinformatics 26 (19), 2458-2459.

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