Telomere-binding beta subunit (IPR010874)

Short name: TEBP_beta

Overlapping homologous superfamilies

Family relationships



Telomeres are specialised protein-DNA complexes that compose the ends of eukaryotic chromosomes. Telomeres protect chromosome termini from degradation and recombination and act together with telomerase to ensure complete genome replication. TEBP beta forms a complex with TEBP alpha and this complex is able to recognise and bind ssDNA to form a sequence-specific, telomeric nucleoprotein complex that caps the very 3' ends of chromosomes [PMID: 9875850].

This family consists of several telomere-binding protein beta subunits, which appear to be specific to the Oxytrichidae.

GO terms

Biological Process

No terms assigned in this category.

Molecular Function

GO:0042162 telomeric DNA binding

Cellular Component

GO:0000781 chromosome, telomeric region

Contributing signatures

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