Membrane-anchored junction protein (IPR027816)

Short name: MAJIN

Overlapping homologous superfamilies


Family relationships



Membrane-anchored junction protein (MAJIN) is a meiosis-specific telomere-associated protein involved in meiotic telomere attachment to the nucleus inner membrane, a crucial step for homologous pairing and synapsis. It is a component of the MAJIN-TERB1-TERB2 complex, which promotes telomere cap exchange by mediating attachment of telomeric DNA to the inner nuclear membrane and replacement of the protective cap of telomeric chromosomes: in early meiosis, the MAJIN-TERB1-TERB2 complex associates with telomeric DNA and the shelterin/telosome complex. During prophase, the complex matures and promotes release of the shelterin/telosome complex from telomeric DNA. In the complex, MAJIN acts as the anchoring subunit to the nucleus inner membrane. MAJIN shows DNA-binding activity, possibly for the stabilization of telomere attachment on the nucleus inner membrane [PMID: 26548954].

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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