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  Domain Name: GST_N_CLIC
GST_N family, Chloride Intracellular Channel (CLIC) subfamily; composed of CLIC1-5, p64, parchorin and similar proteins. They are auto-inserting, self-assembling intracellular anion channels involved in a wide variety of functions including regulated secretion, cell division and apoptosis. They can exist in both water-soluble and membrane-bound states, and are found in various vesicles and membranes. Biochemical studies of the C. elegans homolog, EXC-4, show that the membrane localization domain is present in the N-terminal part of the protein. The structure of soluble human CLIC1 reveals that it is monomeric and it adopts a fold similar to GSTs, containing an N-terminal domain with a TRX fold and a C-terminal alpha helical domain. Upon oxidation, the N-terminal domain of CLIC1 undergoes a structural change to form a non-covalent dimer stabilized by the formation of an intramolecular disulfide bond between two cysteines that are far apart in the reduced form. The CLIC1 dimer bears no similarity to GST dimers. The redox-controlled structural rearrangement exposes a large hydrophobic surface, which is masked by dimerization in vitro. In vivo, this surface may represent the docking interface of CLIC1 in its membrane-bound state. The two cysteines in CLIC1 that form the disulfide bond in oxidizing conditions are essential for dimerization and chloride channel activity, however, in other subfamily members, the second cysteine is not conserved.
No pairwise interactions are available for this conserved domain.

Total Mutations Found: 1
Total Disease Mutations Found: 0
This domain occurred 6 times on human genes (9 proteins).




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GSH binding site
dimer interface of oxidiz
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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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