Eyes absent family (IPR028472)

Short name: EYA_fam

Overlapping homologous superfamilies


Family relationships


Members of the eye absent (EYA) family were originally characterised in fly eye development. EYA proteins are both transcriptional activators and tyrosine phosphatases [PMID: 14628053, PMID: 17341163], and have been shown to dephosphorylate H2AX, promoting repair and cell survival in the response to DNA damage [PMID: 19234442]. EYA proteins (EYA1-4) are normally expressed early in development [PMID: 9020840, PMID: 9887327]. Their phosphatase activity regulates Six1-Dach-Eya transcriptional effects in precursor cell proliferation and survival in mammalian organogenesis [PMID: 14628042].

GO terms

Biological Process

No terms assigned in this category.

Molecular Function

GO:0004725 protein tyrosine phosphatase activity

Cellular Component

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Contributing signatures

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