Domain

RecF/RecN/SMC, N-terminal (IPR003395)

Short name: RecF/RecN/SMC_N

Domain relationships

None.

Description

This domain is found at the N terminus of structural maintenance of chromosomes (SMC) proteins, which function together with other proteins in a range of chromosomal transactions, including chromosome condensation, sister-chromatid cohesion, recombination, DNA repair and epigenetic silencing of gene expression [PMID: 11983169]. The eukaryotic SMC proteins form two kind of heterodimers: the SMC1/SMC3 and the SMC2/SMC4 types. These heterodimers constitute an essential part of higher order complexes, which are involved in chromatin and DNA dynamics [PMID: 10429180]. This domain is also found in RecF and RecN proteins, which are involved in DNA metabolism and recombination.

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