Family

DNA-mimic protein DMP12 (IPR031891)

Short name: DMP12

Overlapping homologous superfamilies

Family relationships

None.

Description

DMP12 is a DNA-mimic protein from Neisseria species. In its monomeric form DMP12 interacts with the Neisseria dimeric form of the bacterial histone-like protein HU. HU proteins promote the assembly of higher-order DNA-protein structures. The interaction between DMP12 and HU may be instrumental in controlling the stability of the nucleoid in Neisseria, as DMP12 prevents Neisseria HU protein from being digested by trypsin [PMID: 23531546].

Contributing signatures

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