Immunoglobulin (Ig)-like domain of human titin C terminus and similar proteins; member of the I-set of Ig superfamily (IgSF) domains
The members here are composed of the fifth immunoglobulin (Ig)-like domain from the C-terminus of human titin x and similar proteins. Titin (also called connectin) is a fibrous sarcomeric protein specifically found in vertebrate striated muscle. Titin is gigantic; depending on isoform composition it ranges from 2970 to 3700 kDa, and is of a length that spans half a sarcomere. Titin largely consists of multiple repeats of Ig-like and fibronectin type 3 (FN-III)-like domains. Titin connects the ends of myosin thick filaments to Z disks and extends along the thick filament to the H zone and appears to function similar to an elastic band, keeping the myosin filaments centered in the sarcomere during muscle contraction or stretching. This group belongs to the I-set of IgSF domains, having A-B-E-D strands in one beta-sheet and A'-G-F-C-C' in the other. Like the V-set Ig domains, members of the I-set have a discontinuous A strand, but lack a C" strand.