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DescriptionYES NO An S-layer is a paracrystalline protein layer coating the surface of some prokaryotes, often made from many copies of a single S-layer protein. The state will be set to YES if a protein surface layer is detected, even if this layer is built from a family of S-layer-like proteins rather than one and its structure is more complex. Many S-layer proteins share a small region of homology, the SLH (S-layer homology) domain, linked to binding peptidoglycan, but this domain is found also in some enzymes that are not S-layer proteins. Experimental characterization usually means an electron micrograph of the cell surface.
Parent PropertyGenProp0069: cell surface component
Gene Ontology TermGO:0030115: S-layer (cellular_component)
GO:0045232: S-layer organization (biological_process)

Parent Properties
GenProp0069cell surface component

Sibling Properties
GenProp0012outer membrane
GenProp0056type IV pilus
GenProp0158peptidoglycan(murein) biosynthesis
GenProp0297lipopolysaccharide biosynthesis
GenProp0326protein sorting system, PEP-CTERM/exosortase (generic)
GenProp0626protein sorting system, sortase type, LPXTG/SrtA class
GenProp0664protein sorting system, sortase type, SrtB class
GenProp0725outer membrane protein assembly complex
GenProp0811S-layer homology domain-mediated cell wall binding
GenProp0857anchored repeat-class ABC transporter, P. acnes type
GenProp0859protein sorting system, proteobacterial dedicated sortase type