Homologous Superfamily

Telomere-binding protein, beta subunit domain superfamily (IPR023113)

Short name: TEBP_beta_dom_sf

Overlapping entries


Telomeres are specialised protein-DNA complexes that compose the ends of eukaryotic chromosomes. Telomeres protect chromosome termini from degradation and recombination and act together with telomerase to ensure complete genome replication. TEBP beta forms a complex with TEBP alpha and this complex is able to recognise and bind ssDNA to form a sequence-specific, telomeric nucleoprotein complex that caps the very 3' ends of chromosomes [PMID: 9875850].

This superfamily represents a domain found in a family that consists of several telomere-binding protein beta subunits, which represents the OB-binding fold.

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