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OBO ID: GO:0034292
Term Name: pinholin activity Search Ontology:
Definition: A compound function consisting of the regulated formation of a pore via oligomerisation of an existing pool of subunits in the plasma membrane. The resulting ion channel activity indirectly allows endolysin (murein hydrolyases) to access their cell wall substrate by collapsing the proton motive force (PMF) across the membrane, allowing the endolysin to fold to an active form and hydrolyze bonds in the peptidoglycan cell wall. (2)
Ontology: GO: Molecular Function   QuickGO   AmiGO
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