Stogios et al. (2005): The BTB domain (also known as the POZ domain) is a versatile protein-protein interaction motif that participates in a wide range of cellular functions, including transcriptional regulation, cytoskeleton dynamics, ion channel assembly and gating, and targeting proteins for ubiquitination. Several BTB domain structures have been experimentally determined, revealing a highly conserved core structure. The BTB domain is typically found as a single copy in proteins that contain only one or two other types of domain, and this defines the BTB-zinc finger (BTB-ZF), BTB-BACK-kelch (BBK), voltage-gated potassium channel T1 (T1-Kv), MATH-BTB, BTB-NPH3 and BTB-BACK-PHR (BBP) families of proteins, among others. BTB-ZF proteins are also known as the POK (POZ and Krüppel zinc finger) proteins. Many members of this large family have been characterized as important transcriptional factors, and several are implicated in development and cancer, most notably BCL6, leukemia/lymphoma related factor (LRF)/Pokemon, PLZF, hypermethylated in cancer (HIC)1 and Myc interacting zinc finger (MIZ)1.


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Name: TRAF
Class: TR
Number of species containing the TAP: 119
Number of available proteins: 6337

The colour code corresponds to the rules for the domains:

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Domain rules:

(Domain names are clickable)

Phylogenetic tree for Archeaplastida:

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TAP distribution:

The following table shows the distribution of TRAF 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 TRAF sorted by kingdomcladesupergrouporderfamily:

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expand kingdom Archaeplastida (6440 proteins in 119 species)