A DNA-binding domain (DBD) is an independently folded protein domain that contains at least one motif that recognizes double- or single-stranded DNA. A DBD can recognize a specific DNA sequence (a recognition sequence) or have a general affinity to DNA. Some DNA-binding domains may also include nucleic acids in their folded structure.
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... The recognition domain contains three subdomains (D1, D2 and D3) that are evolutionarily related to the DNA-binding domain of the catabolite gene activator protein which contains a helix-turn-helix ...
... The portion (domain) of the transcription factor that binds DNA is called its DNA-binding domain ... is a partial list of some of the major families of DNA-binding domains/transcription factors Family InterPro Pfam SCOP basic helix-loop-helix IPR001092 Pfam PF00010 SCOP 47460 basic-leucine zipper (bZIP ... Pfam PF08279 SCOP 46785 zinc fingers * multi-domain Cys2His2 zinc fingers IPR007087 Pfam PF00096 SCOP 57667 * Zn2/Cys6 SCOP 57701 * Zn2/Cys8 nuclear receptor zinc finger IPR001628 ...
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