TEA domain
SMART accession number:SM00426
Description: -
Interpro abstract (IPR000818): Transcriptional enhancer activators are nuclear proteins that contain a TEA/ATTSdomain, a DNA-binding region of 66-68 amino acids. The TEA/ATTS domain is found in the N-termini of certain gene regulatory proteins, such as the Simian virus 40 (SV40) enhancer factor TEF-1, yeast trans-acting factor TEC-1 (which is required for TY1 enhancer activity), and the Aspergillus abaA regulatory gene product. SV40 and retroviral enhancers, and those to which TEF-1, TEC-1 and abaA proteins bind, contain GT-IIC sites: the TEA/ATTS domain may therefore recognise and bind such sites. Secondary structure predictions suggest the presence of 3 helices, but have not confirmed the presence of the helix-turn-helix motif characteristic of many DNA-binding proteins: DNA-binding may therefore be effected by a different mechanism [(PUBMED:2070413)].
GO process:regulation of transcription, DNA-templated (GO:0006355)
GO component:nucleus (GO:0005634)
GO function:sequence-specific DNA binding transcription factor activity (GO:0003700)
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There are 479 TEA domains in 479 proteins in SMART's nrdb database.

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