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  Domain Name: DHFR
Dihydrofolate reductase (DHFR). Reduces 7,8-dihydrofolate to 5,6,7,8-tetrahydrofolate with NADPH as a cofactor. This is an essential step in the biosynthesis of deoxythymidine phosphate since 5,6,7,8-tetrahydrofolate is required to regenerate 5,10-methylenetetrahydrofolate which is then utilized by thymidylate synthase. Inhibition of DHFR interrupts thymidilate synthesis and DNA replication, inhibitors of DHFR (such as Methotrexate) are used in cancer chemotherapy. 5,6,7,8-tetrahydrofolate also is involved in glycine, serine, and threonine metabolism and aminoacyl-tRNA biosynthesis.
No pairwise interactions are available for this conserved domain.

Total Mutations Found: 4
Total Disease Mutations Found: 2
This domain occurred 2 times on human genes (3 proteins).


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Range on the Protein:  

   Protein ID            Protein Position

Domain Position:  

Feature Name:Total Found:
folate binding site
NADP+ 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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