Family

Protein of unknown function DUF1016 (IPR009362)

Short name: DUF1016

Family relationships

None.

Description

This is a family of proteins which is found in viruses, archaea and bacteria. The function of these proteins has not been experimetnally determined, but computational analysis suggests that they may function as nucleases which enhance the activity of nearby restriction endonucleases [PMID: 15972856]. Cooperation of this kind between a restriction endonuclease and exonucleases has been shown to be essential in allowing some restriction enzymes to perform multiple rounds of DNA cleavage [PMID: 12655005].

Contributing signatures

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