InterPro : IPR001876

Name  Zinc finger, RanBP2-type Short Name  Znf_RanBP2
Type  Domain Description  Zinc finger (Znf) domains are relatively small protein motifs which contain multiple finger-like protrusions that make tandem contacts with their target molecule. Some of these domains bind zinc, but many do not; instead binding other metals such as iron, or no metal at all. For example, some family members form salt bridges to stabilise the finger-like folds. They were first identified as a DNA-binding motif in transcription factor TFIIIA from Xenopus laevis(African clawed frog), however they are now recognised to bind DNA, RNA, protein and/or lipid substrates [, , , , ]. Their binding properties depend on the amino acid sequence of the finger domains and of the linker between fingers, as well as on the higher-order structures and the number of fingers. Znf domains are often found in clusters, where fingers can have different binding specificities. There are many superfamilies of Znf motifs, varying in both sequence and structure. They display considerable versatility in binding modes, even between members of the same class (e.g. some bind DNA, others protein), suggesting that Znf motifs are stable scaffolds that have evolved specialised functions. For example, Znf-containing proteins function in gene transcription, translation, mRNA trafficking, cytoskeleton organisation, epithelial development, cell adhesion, protein folding, chromatin remodelling and zinc sensing, to name but a few []. Zinc-binding motifs are stable structures, and they rarely undergo conformational changes upon binding their target. This entry represents the zinc finger domain found in RanBP2 proteins. Ran is an evolutionary conserved member of the Ras superfamily that regulates all receptor-mediated transport between the nucleus and the cytoplasm. Ran binding protein 2 (RanBP2) is a 358kDa nucleoporin located on the cytoplasmic side of the nuclear pore complex which plays a role in nuclear protein import []. RanBP2 contains multiple zinc fingers which mediate binding to RanGDP [].
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Id Name Short Name Type
IPR015459 Ubiquitin-protein ligase E3 MDM2 MDM2_E3_ligase Family
IPR016495 p53 negative regulator Mdm2/Mdm4 p53_neg-reg_MDM_2/4 Family
IPR015458 MDM4 MDM4 Family
IPR017337 Uncharacterised conserved protein UCP037956, zinc finger Ran-binding UCP037956_Znf_RanB2 Family

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First Author Title Year Journal Volume Pages
Matthews JM Zinc fingers--folds for many occasions. 2002 IUBMB Life 54 351-5
Gamsjaeger R Sticky fingers: zinc-fingers as protein-recognition motifs. 2007 Trends Biochem Sci 32 63-70
Hall TM Multiple modes of RNA recognition by zinc finger proteins. 2005 Curr Opin Struct Biol 15 367-73
Brown RS Zinc finger proteins: getting a grip on RNA. 2005 Curr Opin Struct Biol 15 94-8
Klug A Zinc finger peptides for the regulation of gene expression. 1999 J Mol Biol 293 215-8
Laity JH Zinc finger proteins: new insights into structural and functional diversity. 2001 Curr Opin Struct Biol 11 39-46
Steggerda SM Regulation of nuclear import and export by the GTPase Ran. 2002 Int Rev Cytol 217 41-91
Yaseen NR Two distinct classes of Ran-binding sites on the nucleoporin Nup-358. 1999 Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 96 5516-21



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