The domain within your query sequence starts at position 481 and ends at position 528; the E-value for the zf-CW domain shown below is 2e-14.



PFAM accession number:PF07496
Interpro abstract (IPR011124):

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 a CW-type zinc finger motif, named for its conserved cysteine and tryptophan residues. It is predicted to be a highly specialised mononuclear four-cysteine (C4) zinc finger that plays a role in DNA binding and/or promoting protein-protein interactions in complicated eukaryotic processes including chromatin methylation status and early embryonic development. Weak homology to members of IPR001965 further evidences these predictions. The domain is found exclusively in vertebrates, vertebrate-infecting parasites and higher plants [ (PUBMED:14607086) ].

GO function:zinc ion binding (GO:0008270)

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