Summary: AT hook motif
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solution structure of a complex of the second dna binding domain of human hmg-i(y) bound to dna dodecamer containing the prdii site of the interferon-beta promoter, nmr, 35 structures
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The AT-hook is a DNA-binding motif present in many proteins, including the high mobility group (HMG) proteins, DNA-binding proteins from plants  and hBRG1 protein, a central ATPase of the human switching/sucrose non-fermenting (SWI/SNF) remodeling complex.
This motif consists of a conserved, palindromic, core sequence of proline-arginine-glycine-arginine-proline, although some AT-hooks contain only a single proline in the core sequence. AT-hooks also include a variable number of positively charged lysine and arginine residues on either side of the core sequence. The AT-hook binds to the minor groove of adenine-thymine (AT) rich DNA, hence the AT in the name. The rest of the name derives from a predicted asparagine/aspartate "hook" in the earliest AT-hooks reported in 1990. In 1997 structural studies using NMR determined that a DNA-bound AT-hook adopted a crescent or hook shape around the minor groove of a target DNA strand (pictured at right). HMGA proteins contain three AT-hooks, although some proteins contain as many as 30. The optimal binding sequences for AT-hook proteins are repeats of the form (ATAA)n or (TATT)n, although the optimal binding sequences for the core sequence of the AT-hook are AAAT and AATT.
- Reeves R, Beckerbauer L (May 2001). "HMGI/Y proteins: flexible regulators of transcription and chromatin structure". Biochim. Biophys. Acta. 1519 (1â€“2): 13â€“29. doi:10.1016/S0167-4781(01)00215-9. PMID 11406267.
- Meijer AH, van Dijk EL, Hoge JH (June 1996). "Novel members of a family of AT hook-containing DNA-binding proteins from rice are identified through their in vitro interaction with consensus target sites of plant and animal homeodomain proteins". Plant Mol. Biol. 31 (3): 607â€“18. doi:10.1007/BF00042233. PMID 8790293.
- Singh M, D'Silva L, Holak TA (2006). "DNA-binding properties of the recombinant high-mobility-group-like AT-hook-containing region from human BRG1 protein". Biol. Chem. 387 (10â€“11): 1469â€“78. doi:10.1515/BC.2006.184. PMID 17081121.
- Reeves R (October 2001). "Molecular biology of HMGA proteins: hubs of nuclear function". Gene. 277 (1â€“2): 63â€“81. doi:10.1016/S0378-1119(01)00689-8. PMID 11602345.
- Reeves R, Nissen MS (May 1990). "The A.T-DNA-binding domain of mammalian high mobility group I chromosomal proteins. A novel peptide motif for recognizing DNA structure". J. Biol. Chem. 265 (15): 8573â€“82. PMID 1692833.
- Huth JR, Bewley CA, Nissen MS, et al. (August 1997). "The solution structure of an HMG-I(Y)-DNA complex defines a new architectural minor groove binding motif". Nat. Struct. Biol. 4 (8): 657â€“65. doi:10.1038/nsb0897-657. PMID 9253416.
- Reeves R (October 2000). "Structure and function of the HMGI(Y) family of architectural transcription factors". Environ. Health Perspect. 108 (Suppl 5): 803â€“9. doi:10.2307/3454310. JSTOR 3454310. PMID 11035986. Archived from the original on 2009-01-09.
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At hooks are DNA binding motifs with a preference for A/T rich regions.
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InterPro entry IPR017956
AT hooks are DNA-binding motifs with a preference for A/T rich regions. These motifs are found in a variety of proteins, including the high mobility group (HMG) proteins [ PUBMED:11406267 ], in DNA-binding proteins from plants [ PUBMED:8790293 ] and in hBRG1 protein, a central ATPase of the human switching/sucrose non-fermenting (SWI/SNF) remodeling complex [ PUBMED:17081121 ].
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|Molecular function||DNA binding (GO:0003677)|
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|Average length of the domain:||12.60 aa|
|Average identity of full alignment:||51 %|
|Average coverage of the sequence by the domain:||10.78 %|
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