Conserved Protein Domain Family
FReD

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cl00085: FReD Superfamily 
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Fibrinogen-related domains (FReDs); C terminal globular domain of fibrinogen. Fibrinogen is involved in blood clotting, being activated by thrombin to assemble into fibrin clots. The N-termini of 2 times 3 chains come together to form a globular arrangement called the disulfide knot. The C termini of fibrinogen chains end in globular domains, which are not completely equivalent. C terminal globular domains of the gamma chains (C-gamma) dimerize and bind to the GPR motif of the N-terminal domain of the alpha chain, while the GHR motif of N-terminal domain of the beta chain binds to the C terminal globular domains of another beta chain (C-beta), which leads to lattice formation.
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Accession: cl00085
PSSM Id: 294064
Name: FReD
Created: 8-Feb-2008
Updated: 2-Feb-2016
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