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  Domain Name: ABC_MSH6_euk
ATP-binding cassette domain of eukaryotic MutS6 homolog. The MutS protein initiates DNA mismatch repair by recognizing mispaired and unpaired bases embedded in duplex DNA and activating endo- and exonucleases to remove the mismatch. Members of the MutS family possess C-terminal domain with a conserved ATPase activity that belongs to the ATP binding cassette (ABC) superfamily. MutS homologs (MSH) have been identified in most prokaryotic and all eukaryotic organisms examined. Prokaryotes have two homologs (MutS1 and MutS2), whereas seven MSH proteins (MSH1 to MSH7) have been identified in eukaryotes. The homodimer MutS1 and heterodimers MSH2-MSH3 and MSH2-MSH6 are primarily involved in mitotic mismatch repair, whereas MSH4-MSH5 is involved in resolution of Holliday junctions during meiosis. All members of the MutS family contain the highly conserved Walker A/B ATPase domain, and many share a common mechanism of action. MutS1, MSH2-MSH3, MSH2-MSH6, and MSH4-MSH5 dimerize to form sliding clamps, and recognition of specific DNA structures or lesions results in ADP/ATP exchange.
No pairwise interactions are available for this conserved domain.

Total Mutations Found: 4
Total Disease Mutations Found: 2
This domain occurred 4 times on human genes (10 proteins).


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Range on the Protein:  

   Protein ID            Protein Position

Domain Position:  

Feature Name:Total Found:
ATP binding site
ABC transporter signature
Walker A/P-loop
Walker B
H-loop/switch region

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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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