APOBEC-like, N-terminal (IPR013158)

Short name: APOBEC_N

Overlapping homologous superfamilies

Domain relationships



This domain is found at the N terminus of the Apolipoprotein B mRNA editing enzyme. Apobec-1 catalyzes C to U editing of apolipoprotein B (apoB) mRNA in the mammalian intestine.

The N-terminal domain of APOBEC-1 like proteins is the catalytic domain, while the C-terminal domain is a pseudocatalyitc domain. More specifically, the catalytic domain is a zinc dependent deaminases domain and is essential for cytidine deamination. APOBEC-3 like members contain two copies of this domain. This family also includes the functionally homologous activation induced deaminase, which is essential for the development of antibody diversity in B lymphocytes. RNA editing by APOBEC-1 requires homodimerisation and this complex interacts with RNA binding proteins to from the editosome [PMID: 12683974] (and references therein).

GO terms

Biological Process

No terms assigned in this category.

Molecular Function

GO:0016814 hydrolase activity, acting on carbon-nitrogen (but not peptide) bonds, in cyclic amidines
GO:0008270 zinc ion binding

Cellular Component

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Contributing signatures

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