|PROSITE documentation PDOC51015 [for PROSITE entry PS51015]|
The YDG domain is a 150-170 amino acid long module, which has been named for its characteristic YDG motif. Further characteristics of the domain are the conservation of up to 13 evenly spaced glycine residues and a VRV(I/V)RG motif . The YDG domain is found in proteins in combination with different domains, some of which connected with an irreversible enzymatic activity: SET domain (histone methylation) (see <PDOC50280>), RING finger (ubquitination) (see <PDOC00449>), HNH domain (non-specific endonuclease reaction), PHD finger (see <PDOC50016>), AT hook motif, and ubiquitin domain (see <PDOC00271>). As the YDG domain of Np95 has been shown to be indispensable both for interaction with histones and for chromatin binding, it has been proposed that the YDG domain is necessary to direct to the chromatin a number of heterogeneous proteins with associated enzymatic activities .
The YDG domain has also been called SIN domain for similarity to ICBP90 and NP95 .
Some proteins known to contain a YDG domain are listed below:
The profile we developed covers the entire YDG domain.Last update:
August 2004 / First entry.
PROSITE method (with tools and information) covered by this documentation:
|1||Authors||Baumbusch L.O., Thorstensen T., Krauss V., Fischer A., Naumann K., Assalkhou R., Schulz I., Reuter G., Aalen R.B.|
|Title||The Arabidopsis thaliana genome contains at least 29 active genes encoding SET domain proteins that can be assigned to four evolutionarily conserved classes.|
|Source||Nucleic Acids Res. 29:4319-4333(2001).|
|2||Authors||Citterio E., Papait R., Nicassio F., Vecchi M., Gomiero P., Mantovani R., Di Fiore P.P., Bonapace I.M.|
|Title||Np95 is a histone-binding protein endowed with ubiquitin ligase activity.|
|Source||Mol. Cell. Biol. 24:2526-2535(2004).|
|Title||NtSET1, a member of a newly identified subgroup of plant SET-domain-containing proteins, is chromatin-associated and its ectopic overexpression inhibits tobacco plant growth.|
|Source||Plant J. 28:371-383(2001).|