Summary: RING-H2 zinc finger
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There are 8 cysteine/ histidine residues which are proposed to be the conserved residues involved in zinc binding. The protein, of which this domain is the conserved region, participates in diverse functions relevant to chromosome metabolism and cell cycle control .
Sasagawa Y, Urano T, Kohara Y, Takahashi H, Higashitani A;, Genes Cells. 2003;8:857-872.: Caenorhabditis elegans RBX1 is essential for meiosis, mitotic chromosomal condensation and segregation, and cytokinesis. PUBMED:14622138 EPMC:14622138
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InterPro entry IPR024766
Zinc finger (Znf) domains are relatively small protein motifs which contain multiple finger-like protrusions that make tandem contacts with their target molecule. Some of these domains bind zinc, but many do not; instead binding other metals such as iron, or no metal at all. For example, some family members form salt bridges to stabilise the finger-like folds. They were first identified as a DNA-binding motif in transcription factor TFIIIA from Xenopus laevis (African clawed frog), however they are now recognised to bind DNA, RNA, protein and/or lipid substrates [PUBMED:10529348, PUBMED:15963892, PUBMED:15718139, PUBMED:17210253, PUBMED:12665246]. Their binding properties depend on the amino acid sequence of the finger domains and of the linker between fingers, as well as on the higher-order structures and the number of fingers. Znf domains are often found in clusters, where fingers can have different binding specificities. There are many superfamilies of Znf motifs, varying in both sequence and structure. They display considerable versatility in binding modes, even between members of the same class (e.g. some bind DNA, others protein), suggesting that Znf motifs are stable scaffolds that have evolved specialised functions. For example, Znf-containing proteins function in gene transcription, translation, mRNA trafficking, cytoskeleton organisation, epithelial development, cell adhesion, protein folding, chromatin remodelling and zinc sensing, to name but a few [PUBMED:11179890]. Zinc-binding motifs are stable structures, and they rarely undergo conformational changes upon binding their target.
This domain constitutes a conserved region found in proteins that participate in diverse functions relevant to chromosome metabolism and cell cycle control [PUBMED:14622138].The domain contains 8 cysteine/ histidine residues which are proposed to be the conserved residues involved in zinc binding.
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This clan includes the Ring zinc finger domains as well as the U-box domain that appears to have lost the zinc coordinating cysteine residues .
The clan contains the following 24 members:Baculo_RING FANCL_C Prok-RING_1 Prok-RING_2 Prok-RING_4 RINGv Rtf2 U-box zf-Apc11 zf-C3HC4 zf-C3HC4_2 zf-C3HC4_3 zf-C3HC4_4 zf-MIZ zf-Nse zf-rbx1 zf-RING-like zf-RING_2 zf-RING_4 zf-RING_5 zf-RING_6 zf-RING_UBOX zf-UBP zf-UDP
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|Seed source:||Wood V|
|Number in seed:||110|
|Number in full:||903|
|Average length of the domain:||76.70 aa|
|Average identity of full alignment:||40 %|
|Average coverage of the sequence by the domain:||28.82 %|
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search method: hmmsearch -Z 23193494 -E 1000 --cpu 4 HMM pfamseq
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