The domain within your query sequence starts at position 333 and ends at position 361; the E-value for the SWIM domain shown below is 3.1e-7.



PFAM accession number:PF04434
Interpro abstract (IPR007527):

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 [ (PUBMED:10529348) (PUBMED:15963892) (PUBMED:15718139) (PUBMED:17210253) (PUBMED:12665246) ]. 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 [ (PUBMED:11179890) ]. Zinc-binding motifs are stable structures, and they rarely undergo conformational changes upon binding their target.

This entry represents the SWIM (SWI2/SNF2 and MuDR) zinc-binding domain, which is found in a variety of prokaryotic and eukaryotic proteins, such as mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase kinase 1 (or MEKK1). It is also found in the related protein MEX (MEKK1-related protein X), a testis-expressed protein that acts as an E3 ubiquitin ligase through the action of E2 ubiquitin-conjugating enzymes in the proteasome degradation pathway; the SWIM domain is critical for MEX ubiquitination [ (PUBMED:16522193) ]. SWIM domains are also found in the homologous recombination protein Sws1 [ (PUBMED:16710300) ], as well as in several hypothetical proteins.

GO function:zinc ion binding (GO:0008270)

This is a PFAM domain. For full annotation and more information, please see the PFAM entry SWIM