Conserved Site

Alkylbase DNA glycosidase, conserved site (IPR000035)

Short name: Alkylbase_DNA_glycsylse_CS


Alkylbase DNA glycosidases [PMID: 3052269] are DNA repair enzymes that hydrolyse the deoxyribose N-glycosidic bond to excise various alkylated bases from a damaged DNA polymer. In Escherichia coli there are two alkylbase DNA glycosidases: one (gene tag) which is constitutively expressed and which is specific for the removal of 3-methyladenine (EC:, and one (gene alkA) which is induced during adaptation to alkylation and which can remove a variety of alkylation products (EC: Tag and alkA do not share any region of sequence similarity. In yeast there is an alkylbase DNA glycosidase (gene MAG1) [PMID: 2265619, PMID: 2265620], which can remove 3-methyladenine or 7-methyladenine and which is structurally related to alkA. MAG and alkA are both proteins of about 300 amino acid residues. While the C- and N-terminal ends appear to be unrelated, there is a central region of about 130 residues which is well conserved.

GO terms

Biological Process

GO:0006281 DNA repair

Molecular Function

GO:0003905 alkylbase DNA N-glycosylase activity

Cellular Component

No terms assigned in this category.

Contributing signatures

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PROSITE patterns