Peroxisomal membrane anchor protein (Pex14p) conserved region
Family of peroxisomal membrane anchor proteins which bind the PTS1 (peroxisomal targeting signal) receptor and are required for the import of PTS1-containing proteins into peroxisomes. Loss of functional Pex14p results in defects in both the PTS1 and PTS2-dependent import pathways. Deletion analysis of this conserved region implicates it in selective peroxisome degradation. In the majority of members this region is situated at the N-terminus of the protein.