Summary: Restriction endonuclease MspI
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Members of this family of prokaryotic restriction endonucleases recognise the palindromic tetranucleotide sequence 5'-CCGG and cleave between the first and second nucleotides, leaving 2 base 5' overhangs. They fold into an alpha/beta architecture, with a five-stranded mixed beta-sheet sandwiched on both sides by alpha-helices .
Steczkiewicz K, Muszewska A, Knizewski L, Rychlewski L, Ginalski K;, Nucleic Acids Res. 2012;40:7016-7045.: Sequence, structure and functional diversity of PD-(D/E)XK phosphodiesterase superfamily. PUBMED:22638584 EPMC:22638584
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InterPro entry IPR015291
Type II restriction endonucleases ( EC ) are components of prokaryotic DNA restriction-modification mechanisms that protect the organism against invading foreign DNA. These site-specific deoxyribonucleases catalyse the endonucleolytic cleavage of DNA to give specific double-stranded fragments with terminal 5'-phosphates. Of the 3000 restriction endonucleases that have been characterised, most are homodimeric or tetrameric enzymes that cleave target DNA at sequence-specific sites close to the recognition site. For homodimeric enzymes, the recognition site is usually a palindromic sequence 4-8 bp in length. Most enzymes require magnesium ions as a cofactor for catalysis. Although they can vary in their mode of recognition, many restriction endonucleases share a similar structural core comprising four beta-strands and one alpha-helix, as well as a similar mechanism of cleavage, suggesting a common ancestral origin [ PUBMED:15770420 ]. However, there is still considerable diversity amongst restriction endonucleases [ PUBMED:14576294 , PUBMED:11827971 ]. The target site recognition process triggers large conformational changes of the enzyme and the target DNA, leading to the activation of the catalytic centres. Like other DNA binding proteins, restriction enzymes are capable of non-specific DNA binding as well, which is the prerequisite for efficient target site location by facilitated diffusion. Non-specific binding usually does not involve interactions with the bases but only with the DNA backbone [ PUBMED:11557805 ].
There are four classes of restriction endonucleases: types I, II,III and IV. All types of enzymes recognise specific short DNA sequences and carry out the endonucleolytic cleavage of DNA to give specific double-stranded fragments with terminal 5'-phosphates. They differ in their recognition sequence, subunit composition, cleavage position, and cofactor requirements [ PUBMED:15121719 , PUBMED:12665693 ], as summarised below:
- Type I enzymes ( EC ) cleave at sites remote from recognition site; require both ATP and S-adenosyl-L-methionine to function; multifunctional protein with both restriction and methylase ( EC ) activities.
- Type II enzymes ( EC ) cleave within or at short specific distances from recognition site; most require magnesium; single function (restriction) enzymes independent of methylase.
- Type III enzymes ( EC ) cleave at sites a short distance from recognition site; require ATP (but doesn't hydrolyse it); S-adenosyl-L-methionine stimulates reaction but is not required; exists as part of a complex with a modification methylase methylase ( EC ).
- Type IV enzymes target methylated DNA.
This entry represents type II restriction endonucleases such as MspI, which recognises the palindromic tetranucleotide sequence 5'-CCGG and cleave between the first and second nucleotides, leaving 2 base 5' overhangs. They fold into an alpha/beta architecture, with a five-stranded mixed beta-sheet sandwiched on both sides by alpha-helices [ PUBMED:15341737 ].
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|Molecular function||DNA binding (GO:0003677)|
|type II site-specific deoxyribonuclease activity (GO:0009036)|
|Biological process||DNA restriction-modification system (GO:0009307)|
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This clan includes a large number of nuclease families related to holliday junction resolvases [1,2].
The clan contains the following 149 members:AHJR-like ArenaCapSnatch BamHI BpuJI_N BpuSI_N Bse634I BsuBI_PstI_RE Cas_APE2256 Cas_Cas02710 Cas_Cas4 Cas_Csm6 Cas_DxTHG Cas_NE0113 CdiA_C CdiA_C_tRNase CoiA Csa1 Dna2 DpnI DpnII DpnII-MboI DUF1780 DUF1829 DUF1887 DUF2034 DUF2161 DUF234 DUF2357 DUF2726 DUF2800 DUF2887 DUF3799 DUF4143 DUF4263 DUF4420 DUF559 DUF5614 DUF6035 DUF6293 DUF6671 EC042_2821 EcoRI EcoRII-C eIF-3_zeta Endonuc-BglII Endonuc-BsobI Endonuc-EcoRV Endonuc-HincII Endonuc-MspI Endonuc-PvuII Endonuc_BglI Endonuc_Holl ERCC4 Exo5 Flu_PA FokI_cleav_dom Herpes_UL24 Hjc HSDR_N HSDR_N_2 L_protein_N McrBC MepB-like MmcB-like Mrr_cat Mrr_cat_2 MTES_1575 MutH MvaI_BcnI NaeI NERD NgoMIV_restric NotI NOV_C NucS PDCD9 PDDEXK_1 PDDEXK_10 PDDEXK_11 PDDEXK_12 PDDEXK_2 PDDEXK_3 PDDEXK_4 PDDEXK_5 PDDEXK_7 PDDEXK_9 Pet127 Phage_endo_I PND R-HINP1I Rad10 RAI1 RAP RE_AlwI RE_ApaLI RE_Bpu10I RE_BsaWI RE_Bsp6I RE_CfrBI RE_Eco47II RE_EcoO109I RE_endonuc RE_HaeII RE_HindIII RE_HindVP RE_HpaII RE_LlaJI RE_LlaMI RE_MjaI RE_NgoBV RE_NgoPII RE_SacI RE_ScaI RE_SinI RE_TaqI RE_TdeIII RE_XamI RE_XcyI RecC_C RecU RestrictionMunI RestrictionSfiI RmuC RNA_pol_Rpb5_N Sen15 SfsA Spo0A_C TBPIP_N ThaI Tn7_TnsA-like_N Tox-REase-2 Tox-REase-3 Tox-REase-5 Tox-REase-7 Tox-REase-9 Transposase_31 tRNA_int_endo Tsp45I Uma2 UPF0102 Viral_alk_exo VirArc_Nuclease VRR_NUC Vsr XhoI XisH YaeQ YhcG_C YqaJ
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|Number in seed:||4|
|Number in full:||14|
|Average length of the domain:||254.40 aa|
|Average identity of full alignment:||37 %|
|Average coverage of the sequence by the domain:||66.85 %|
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build method: hmmbuild -o /dev/null HMM SEED
search method: hmmsearch -Z 61295632 -E 1000 --cpu 4 HMM pfamseq
|Family (HMM) version:||13|
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For those sequences which have a structure in the Protein DataBank, we use the mapping between UniProt, PDB and Pfam coordinate systems from the PDBe group, to allow us to map Pfam domains onto UniProt sequences and three-dimensional protein structures. The table below shows the structures on which the Endonuc-MspI domain has been found. There are 4 instances of this domain found in the PDB. Note that there may be multiple copies of the domain in a single PDB structure, since many structures contain multiple copies of the same protein sequence.
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