Kussie et al. (1996): The MDM2 oncoprotein is a cellular inhibitor of the p53 tumor suppressor in that it can bind the transactivation domain of p53 and downregulate its ability to activate transcription. In certain cancers, MDM2 amplification is a common event and contributes to the inactivation of p53. The crystal structure of the 109-residue amino-terminal domain of MDM2 bound to a 15-residue transactivation domain peptide of p53 revealed that MDM2 has a deep hydrophobic cleft on which the p53 peptide binds as an amphipathic alpha helix. The interface relies on the steric complementarity between the MDM2 cleft and the hydrophobic face of the p53 alpha helix and, in particular, on a triad of p53 amino acids-Phe19, Trp23, and Leu26-which insert deep into the MDM2 cleft. These same p53 residues are also involved in transactivation, supporting the hypothesis that MDM2 inactivates p53 by concealing its transactivation domain. The structure also suggests that the amphipathic alpha helix may be a common structural motif in the binding of a diverse family of transactivation factors to the TATA-binding protein-associated factors.


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Name: SWI/SNF_BAF60b
Class: TR
Number of species containing the TAP: 118
Number of available proteins: 1579

The colour code corresponds to the rules for the domains:

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Domain rules:

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Phylogenetic tree for Archeaplastida:

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TAP distribution:

The following table shows the distribution of SWI/SNF_BAF60b over all species included in TAPscan. The values for e.g. a specific kingdom are shown in the tree below if you expand the tree for that kingdom.

Minimum Maximum Average Median Standard deviation

List of species containing SWI/SNF_BAF60b sorted by kingdomcladesupergrouporderfamily:

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expand kingdom Archaeplastida (1600 proteins in 118 species)