Structural properties of DmCatD. (A) Structural model for DmCatD, shown as molecular surface superposed to a cartoon representation. The active site Asp residues are shown as spheres, while the homologue region from T. infestans CatD (used to build the chimeric full structure), is highlighted in red. (B) Electrostatic properties of DmCatD, colored according to the electrostatic potential (red, negative; blue, positive). (C) Hydrophobicity properties of DmCatD, colored according to the Kyte-Doolittle scale (orange, hydrophobic; light blue, hydrophilic). For all cases, the protein is depicted from the N-terminus (left) to C-terminus (right).