DNA recombination/repair protein RadA (IPR011938)

Short name: DNA_recomb/repair_RadA

Overlapping homologous superfamilies

Family relationships


This family consists exclusively of archaeal RadA protein, a homologue of bacterial RecA, eukaryotic RAD51 (IPR011941), and archaeal RadB (IPR011939). This protein is involved in DNA repair and in homologous recombination, it binds and assembles on single-stranded DNA to form a nucleoprotein filament. RadA hydrolyzes ATP in a ssDNA-dependent manner and promotes DNA strand exchange between homologous DNA molecules involved in DNA repair and recombination. The member from Pyrococcus horikoshii contains an intein [PMID: 11713300].

GO terms

Biological Process

GO:0006310 DNA recombination
GO:0006281 DNA repair

Molecular Function

GO:0005524 ATP binding
GO:0008094 DNA-dependent ATPase activity
GO:0003684 damaged DNA binding

Cellular Component

No terms assigned in this category.

Contributing signatures

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