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  Domain Name: LepA
LepA also known as Elongation Factor 4 (EF4). LepA (also known as elongation factor 4, EF4) belongs to the GTPase family and exhibits significant homology to the translation factors EF-G and EF-Tu, indicating its possible involvement in translation and association with the ribosome. LepA is ubiquitous in bacteria and eukaryota (e.g. yeast GUF1p), but is missing from archaea. This pattern of phyletic distribution suggests that LepA evolved through a duplication of the EF-G gene in bacteria, followed by early transfer into the eukaryotic lineage, most likely from the promitochondrial endosymbiont. Yeast GUF1p is not essential and mutant cells did not reveal any marked phenotype.
No pairwise interactions are available for this conserved domain.

Total Mutations Found: 10
Total Disease Mutations Found: 7
This domain occurred 14 times on human genes (23 proteins).


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Range on the Protein:  

   Protein ID            Protein Position

Domain Position:  

Feature Name:Total Found:
GTP/Mg2+ binding site
putative GEF interaction
Switch I region
Switch II region
G1 box
G2 box
G3 box
G4 box
G5 box

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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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