A Preliminary Bioinformatics Analysis of Cation Diffusion Facilitator (CDF) Proteins in Different Plants
The amino acid sequence of Cation Diffusion Facilitator from Populus trichocarpa, Thlaspi goesingense, Arabidopsis lyrata subsp. Lyrata, Brassica juncea and Medicago sativa, registered in GenBank, were analyzed and researched by the bioinformatic tools in the several aspects, including hydrophobicity / hydrophilicity properties, post-translational modification, secondary structures prediction and transmembrane domain. The results showed that Cation Diffusion Facilitator is a hydrophobic and transmembrane protein, which exists in endoplasmic reticulum and other secretory pathway. The main motifs of predicted secondary structure of Cation Diffusion Facilitator are alpha helix and random coil.
Helen Zhang and David Jin
H. Zhong et al., "A Preliminary Bioinformatics Analysis of Cation Diffusion Facilitator (CDF) Proteins in Different Plants", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 282-283, pp. 453-456, 2011