Distribution and evolution of the mobile vma-1b intein.

  title={Distribution and evolution of the mobile vma-1b intein.},
  author={Kristen S. Swithers and Shannon M. Soucy and Erica Lasek-Nesselquist and Pascal Lapierre and Johann Peter Gogarten},
  journal={Molecular biology and evolution},
  volume={30 12},
Inteins are self-splicing parasitic genetic elements found in all domains of life. These genetic elements are found in highly conserved positions in conserved proteins. One protein family that has been invaded by inteins is the vacuolar and archaeal catalytic ATPase subunits (vma-1). There are two intein insertion sites in this protein, "a" and "b." The b site was previously thought to be only invaded in archaeal lineages. Here we survey the distribution and evolutionary histories of the b site… CONTINUE READING
Highly Cited
This paper has 96 citations. REVIEW CITATIONS

From This Paper

Figures, tables, and topics from this paper.
8 Citations
83 References
Similar Papers


Publications citing this paper.

96 Citations

Citations per Year
Semantic Scholar estimates that this publication has 96 citations based on the available data.

See our FAQ for additional information.


Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 83 references

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…