Bacterial and Arachnid Sphingomyelinases D: Comparison of Biophysical and Pathological Activities.

Sphingomyelinases D have only been identified in arachnid venoms, Corynebacteria, Arcanobacterium, Photobacterium and in the fungi Aspergillus and Coccidioides. The arachnid and bacterial enzymes share very low sequence identity and do not contain the HKD sequence motif characteristic of the phospholipase D superfamily, however, molecular modeling and… (More)