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  Domain Name: PolY_Pol_eta
DNA Polymerase eta. Pol eta, also called Rad30A, is a translesion synthesis (TLS) polymerase. Translesion synthesis is a process that allows the bypass of a variety of DNA lesions. TLS polymerases lack proofreading activity and have low fidelity and low processivity. They use damaged DNA as templates and insert nucleotides opposite the lesions. Unlike other Y-family members, Pol eta can efficiently and accurately replicate DNA past UV-induced lesions. Its activity is initiated by two simultaneous interactions: the PIP box in pol eta interacting with PCNA, and the UBZ (ubiquitin-binding zinc finger) in pol eta interacting with monoubiquitin attached to PCNA. Pol eta is more efficient in copying damaged DNA than undamaged DNA and seems to recognize when a lesion has been passed, facilitating a lesion-dependent dissociation from the DNA.
No pairwise interactions are available for this conserved domain.

Total Mutations Found: 5
Total Disease Mutations Found: 3
This domain occurred 4 times on human genes (7 proteins).


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Range on the Protein:  

   Protein ID            Protein Position

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Feature Name:Total Found:
active site
DNA binding site

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Please Cite: Peterson, T.A., Adadey, A., Santana-Cruz ,I., Sun, Y., Winder A, Kann, M.G., (2010) DMDM: Domain Mapping of Disease Mutations. Bioinformatics 26 (19), 2458-2459.

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