Family

Nucleoid occlusion protein (IPR023705)

Short name: Nucleoid_occlusion_protein

Family relationships

None.

Description

This entry represents nucleoid occlusion proteins belonging to the parB family. Nucleoid occlusion protein effects nucleoid occlusion by binding relatively nonspecifically to DNA and preventing the assembly of the division machinery in the vicinity of the nucleoid, especially under conditions that disturb the cell cycle. It helps to coordinate cell division and chromosome segregation by preventing the formation of the Z ring through the nucleoid, which would cause chromosome breakage [PMID: 15210112].

Contributing signatures

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