Protein ASX-like, PHD domain (IPR026905)

Short name: ASX-like_PHD

Overlapping homologous superfamilies


Domain relationships



This entry represetnts the PHD domain, a DNA-binding domain, on the additional sex combs (ASX) and additional sex combs-like (AsxL) proteins [PMID: 16412590]. The Asx protein acts as an enhancer of trithorax and polycomb in displaying bidirectional homoeotic phenotypes in Drosophila, suggesting that it is required for maintenance of both activation and silencing of Hox genes. Asx is required for normal adult haematopoiesis and its function depends on its cellular context [PMID: 19833123].

GO terms

Biological Process

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Molecular Function

GO:0003677 DNA binding

Cellular Component

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Contributing signatures

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