Domain

Forkhead-associated (FHA) domain (IPR000253)

Short name: FHA_dom

Domain relationships

Description

The forkhead-associated (FHA) domain [PMID: 7482699] is a phosphopeptide recognition domain found in many regulatory proteins. It displays specificity for phosphothreonine-containing epitopes but will also recognise phosphotyrosine with relatively high affinity. It spans approximately 80-100 amino acid residues folded into an 11-stranded beta sandwich, which sometimes contain small helical insertions between the loops connecting the strands [PMID: 11911881].

To date, genes encoding FHA-containing proteins have been identified in eubacterial and eukaryotic but not archaeal genomes. The domain is present in a diverse range of proteins, such as kinases, phosphatases, kinesins, transcription factors, RNA-binding proteins and metabolic enzymes which partake in many different cellular processes - DNA repair, signal transduction, vesicular transport and protein degradation are just a few examples.

GO terms

Biological Process

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Molecular Function

GO:0005515 protein binding

Cellular Component

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Contributing signatures

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