Family

DNA recombination RmuC (IPR003798)

Short name: DNA_recombination_RmuC

Family relationships

None.

Description

This protein contains several bacterial RmuC DNA recombination proteins. The function of the RMUC protein is unknown but it is suspected that it is either a structural protein that protects DNA against nuclease action, or is itself involved in DNA cleavage at the regions of DNA secondary structures [PMID: 10886369]. Proteins in this family are predicted to contain a central endonuclease-like fold domain, surrounded by coiled coils, consistent with a direct role in DNA cleavage [PMID: 15972856, PMID: 16011798].

Contributing signatures

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