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  Domain Name: cPLA2_like
Cytosolic phospholipase A2, catalytic domain; hydrolyses arachidonyl phospholipids. Catalytic domain of cytosolic phospholipase A2 (PLA2; EC hydrolyzes the sn-2-acyl ester bond of phospholipids to release arachidonic acid. At the active site, cPLA2 contains a serine nucleophile through which the catalytic mechanism is initiated. The active site is partially covered by a solvent-accessible flexible lid. cPLA2 displays interfacial activation as it exists in both "closed lid" and "open lid" forms. Movement of the cPLA2 lid possibly exposes a greater hydrophobic surface and the active site. cPLA2 belongs to the alpha-beta hydrolase family which is identified by a characteristic nucleophile elbow with a consensus sequence of Sm-X-Nu-Sm (Sm = small residue, X = any residue and Nu = nucleophile). Calcium is required for cPLA2 to bind with membranes or phospholipids. Group IV cPLA2 includes six intercellular enzymes: cPLA2alpha, cPLA2beta, cPLA2gamma, cPLA2delta, cPLA2epsilon, and cPLA2zeta.
No pairwise interactions are available for this conserved domain.

Total Mutations Found: 23
Total Disease Mutations Found: 1
This domain occurred 5 times on human genes (6 proteins).


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Range on the Protein:  

   Protein ID            Protein Position

Domain Position:  

Feature Name:Total Found:
active site
flexible lid region
nucleophile elbow

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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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