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  Domain Name: GST_N_Metaxin
GST_N family, Metaxin subfamily; composed of metaxins and related proteins. Metaxin 1 is a component of a preprotein import complex of the mitochondrial outer membrane. It extends to the cytosol and is anchored to the mitochondrial membrane through its C-terminal domain. In mice, metaxin is required for embryonic development. In humans, alterations in the metaxin gene may be associated with Gaucher disease. Metaxin 2 binds to metaxin 1 and may also play a role in protein translocation into the mitochondria. Genome sequencing shows that a third metaxin gene also exists in zebrafish, Xenopus, chicken and mammals. Sequence analysis suggests that all three metaxins share a common ancestry and that they possess similarity to GSTs. Also included in the subfamily are uncharacterized proteins with similarity to metaxins, including a novel GST from Rhodococcus with toluene o-monooxygenase and glutamylcysteine synthetase activities.
No pairwise interactions are available for this conserved domain.

Total Mutations Found: 1
Total Disease Mutations Found: 0
This domain occurred 4 times on human genes (4 proteins).

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Range on the Protein:  

   Protein ID            Protein Position

Domain Position:  

Feature Name:Total Found:
putative GSH binding site
putative dimer interface
putative C-terminal domai

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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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