DNA polymerase epsilon, subunit B (IPR016266)

Short name: POLE2

Overlapping homologous superfamilies


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DNA polymerase epsilon is essential for cell viability and chromosomal DNA replication in budding yeast. In addition, DNA polymerase epsilon may be involved in DNA repair and cell-cycle checkpoint control. The enzyme consists of at least four subunits in mammalian cells as well as in yeast. The largest subunit of DNA polymerase epsilon is responsible for polymerase activity. In mouse, the DNA polymerase epsilon subunit B is the second largest subunit of the DNA polymerase. A part of the N-terminal was found to be responsible for the interaction with SAP18. Experimental evidence suggests that this subunit may recruit histone deacetylase to the replication fork to modify the chromatin structure [PMID: 11872158].

GO terms

Biological Process

GO:0006261 DNA-dependent DNA replication

Molecular Function

GO:0003677 DNA binding
GO:0003887 DNA-directed DNA polymerase activity

Cellular Component

GO:0008622 epsilon DNA polymerase complex

Contributing signatures

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