Skip Header

You are using a version of browser that may not display all the features of this website. Please consider upgrading your browser.

Keyword - Viral tail sheath protein (KW-1229)

Keywords navigation



Viral protein part of the virion tail sheath of prokaryotic viruses. The tail sheath is an external contractile envelope wrapping the tail tube in some viruses (e.g. Myoviridae).


Cellular component

Gene Ontology


virus tail, sheath [ GO:0098027 ]


VirionViral genome ejection through host cell envelopeVirus entry into host cellMolecular functionViral contractile tail ejection systemViral penetration into host cytoplasmViral tail proteinViral tail sheath proteinCellular componentBiological process
UniProt is an ELIXIR core data resource
Main funding by: National Institutes of Health

We'd like to inform you that we have updated our Privacy Notice to comply with Europe’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that applies since 25 May 2018.

Do not show this banner again