Homologous Superfamily

Integrase-like, N-terminal (IPR017856)

Short name: Integrase-like_N

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This entry represents a structural domain with an alpha-helical, orthogonal bundle fold. Domains with this structure are found at the N-terminal (zinc-binding domain) of HIV integrase, and in the following hypothetical proteins: YebC from Escherichia coli, HP0162 from Helicobacter pylori (Campylobacter pylori) and aq1575 from Aquifex aeolicus [PMID: 12060744].

Retroviral integrase mediates integration of a DNA copy of the viral genome into the host chromosome. Integrase is composed of three domains: an N-terminal zinc binding domain, a central catalytic core and a C-terminal DNA-binding domain [PMID: 11743009, PMID: 11101216]. It is often found as part of the POL polyprotein.

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