Homologous Superfamily

DNA Primase zinc finger (IPR036977)

Short name: DNA_primase_Znc


DNA primases catalyse the synthesis of the short RNA primers that are required for DNA replication by DNA polymerases. Primases comprise three domains: a zinc-binding domain that is responsible for template recognition, a polymerase domain, and a domain that interacts with the replicative helicase, DnaB. This superfamily describes the zinc-binding domain of DNA primase, which belongs to the zinc ribbon type [PMID: 10745010].

GO terms

Biological Process

GO:0006260 DNA replication

Molecular Function

GO:0003677 DNA binding
GO:0008270 zinc ion binding

Cellular Component

No terms assigned in this category.

Contributing signatures

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