type-F conjugative transfer system pilin assembly thiol-disulfide isomerase TrbB
This protein is part of a large group of proteins involved in conjugative transfer of plasmid DNA, specifically the F-type system. This protein has been predicted to contain a thioredoxin fold, contains a conserved pair of cysteines and has been shown to function as a thiol disulfide isomerase by complementation of an Ecoli DsbA defect. The protein is believed to be involved in pilin assembly. The protein is closely related to TraF (TIGR02739) which is somewhat longer, lacks the cysteine motif and is apparently not functional as a disulfide bond isomerase.