Viral attachment to host cell pilus

Pili are proteic retractile filaments up to 20 micrometer long that protrude from gram-negative bacteria. Some RNA and DNA bacteriophages use pili to attach to the host cell.



There are many types of pili and each bacterial virus binds specifically to a precise type. Some filamentous viruses like bacteriophage fd adsorb onto the tip of F-pili and enter the cell at the pili basal pore. Other filamentous phages can target I-pili (phage If1), N-pili (phage IKe), or type IV pili (e.g. bacteriophages Pf1 and Pf3) . Icosahedral virus usually adsorb onto the sides the pili.

Matching UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot entries

16 entries grouped by strain (browse by keywords)

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Enterobacteria phage GA (Bacteriophage GA) reference strain

MATA_BPGA Maturation protein A (MP) (Assembly protein) (A protein)

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Enterobacteria phage I2-2 (Bacteriophage I2-2) reference strain

G3P_BPI22 Attachment protein G3P (Gene 3 protein) (G3P) (Minor coat protein)

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Enterobacteria phage IKe (Bacteriophage IKe) reference strain

G3P_BPIKE Attachment protein G3P (Gene 3 protein) (G3P) (Minor coat protein)

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Enterobacteria phage If1 (Bacteriophage If1) reference strain

G3P_BPIF1 Attachment protein G3P (Gene 3 protein) (G3P) (Minor coat protein)

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Enterobacteria phage M13 (Bacteriophage M13) reference strain

G3P_BPM13 Attachment protein G3P (Gene 3 protein) (G3P) (Minor coat protein)

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Enterobacteria phage MX1 (Bacteriophage MX1) reference strain

MATA2_BPMX1 Maturation protein A2 (MP) (A2) (Assembly protein) (A protein)

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Enterobacteria phage SP (Bacteriophage SP) reference strain

MATA2_BPSP Maturation protein A2 (MP) (A2) (Assembly protein) (A protein)

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Escherichia phage MS2 (Bacteriophage MS2) reference strain

MATA_BPMS2 Maturation protein A (MP) (Assembly protein) (A protein)

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Escherichia phage Qbeta (Bacteriophage Q-beta) reference strain

MATA2_BPQBE Maturation protein A2 (MP) (A2 protein)

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Pseudomonas phage Pf1 (Bacteriophage Pf1) reference strain

G3P_BPPF1 Attachment protein G3P (Gene 3 protein) (G3P) (Minor coat protein)

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Pseudomonas phage Pf3 (Bacteriophage Pf3) reference strain

G3P_BPPF3 Attachment protein G3P (Gene 3 protein) (G3P) (Minor coat protein)

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Pseudomonas phage phi6 (Bacteriophage phi-6) reference strain

P3_BPPH6 Spike protein P3

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Xanthomonas phage phiLf (Bacteriophage phi-Lf) reference strain

G3P_BPPHL Attachment protein G3P (Gene 3 protein) (G3P) (Minor coat protein)

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Enterobacteria phage f1 (Bacteriophage f1)

G3P_BPF1 Attachment protein G3P (Gene 3 protein) (G3P) (Minor coat protein)

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Enterobacteria phage fd (Bacteriophage fd)

G3P_BPFD Attachment protein G3P (Gene 3 protein) (G3P) (Minor coat protein)

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Enterobacteria phage fr (Bacteriophage fr)

MATA_BPFR Maturation protein A (MP) (Assembly protein) (A protein)