Transposase, mutator type (IPR001207)

Short name: Transposase_mutator

Overlapping homologous superfamilies


Family relationships



Autonomous mobile genetic elements such as transposon or insertion sequences (IS) encode an enzyme, transposase, that is required for excising and inserting the mobile element. Transposases have been grouped into various families [PMID: 8041625, PMID: 1310791, PMID: 1718819]. The mutator family of transposases consists of a number of elements that include, mutator from maize, IsT2 from Thiobacillus ferrooxidans, Is256 from Staphylococcus aureus, Is1201 from Lactobacillus helveticus, Is1081 from Mycobacterium bovis, IsRm3 from Rhizobium meliloti and others.

GO terms

Biological Process

GO:0006313 transposition, DNA-mediated

Molecular Function

GO:0003677 DNA binding
GO:0004803 transposase activity

Cellular Component

No terms assigned in this category.

Contributing signatures

Signatures from InterPro member databases are used to construct an entry.
PROSITE patterns