Domain

SMCs flexible hinge (IPR010935)

Short name: SMC_hinge

Domain relationships

None.

Description

This entry represents the hinge region of the SMC (Structural Maintenance of Chromosomes) family of proteins. The hinge region is responsible for formation of the DNA interacting dimer. It is also possible that the precise structure of it is an essential determinant of the specificity of the DNA-protein interaction [PMID: 12411491].

GO terms

Biological Process

GO:0051276 chromosome organization

Molecular Function

GO:0005524 ATP binding
GO:0005515 protein binding

Cellular Component

GO:0005694 chromosome

Contributing signatures

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