Homologous Superfamily

SNase-like, OB-fold superfamily (IPR035437)

Short name: SNase_OB-fold_sf

Overlapping entries


This superfamily is composed of the Staphylococcal nuclease (SNase-like), OB-fold domain.

Staphylococcus aureus nuclease (SNase) homologues, previously thought to be restricted to bacteria and archaea, are also in eukaryotes. Staphylococcal nuclease has a multi-domain organisation [PMID: 9003410]. The human cellular coactivator p100 contains four repeats, each of which is a SNase homologue. These repeats are unlikely to possess SNase-like activities as each lacks equivalent SNase catalytic residues, yet they may mediate p100's single-stranded DNA-binding function [PMID: 9041650]. A variety of proteins including many that are still uncharacterised belong to this group.

SNase domains have an OB-fold consisting of a closed or partly open beta-barrel with Greek key topology [PMID: 8475069].

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