Evolution of genes and repeats in the Nimrod superfamily.

  title={Evolution of genes and repeats in the Nimrod superfamily.},
  author={K{\'a}lm{\'a}n Somogyi and Botond Sipos and Zsolt P{\'e}nzes and {\'E}va Kurucz and J{\'a}nos Zs{\'a}mboki and Dan Hultmark and Istv{\'a}n And{\'o}},
  journal={Molecular biology and evolution},
  volume={25 11},
The recently identified Nimrod superfamily is characterized by the presence of a special type of EGF repeat, the NIM repeat, located right after a typical CCXGY/W amino acid motif. On the basis of structural features, nimrod genes can be divided into three types. The proteins encoded by Draper-type genes have an EMI domain at the N-terminal part and only one copy of the NIM motif, followed by a variable number of EGF-like repeats. The products of Nimrod B-type and Nimrod C-type genes (including… CONTINUE READING