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  Domain Name: RHD-n_NFAT_like
N-terminal sub-domain of the Rel homology domain (RHD) of nuclear factor of activated T-cells (NFAT) proteins and similar proteins. Proteins containing the Rel homology domain (RHD) are metazoan transcription factors. The RHD is composed of two structural sub-domains; this model characterizes the N-terminal RHD sub-domain of the NFAT family of transcription factors. NFAT transcription complexes are a target of calcineurin, a calcium dependent phosphatase, and activate genes that are mainly involved in cell-cell interaction. Upon de-phosphorylation of the nuclear localization signal, NFAT enters the nucleus and acts as a transcription factor; its export from the nucleus is triggered by phosphorylation via export kinases. NFATs play important roles in mediating the immune response, and are found in T cells, B Cells, NK cells, mast cells, and monocytes. NFATs are also found in various non-hematopoietic cell types, where they play roles in development. This group also contains the N-terminal RHD sub-domain of the non-calcium regulated tonicity-responsive enhancer binding protein (TonEBP), also called NFAT5. Mammalian TonEBP regulates the expression of genes in response to tonicity. It plays a pivotal role in urinary concentrating mechanisms in kidney medulla, by triggering the accumulation of osmolytes that enable renal medullary cells to tolerate high levels of urea and salt.
No pairwise interactions are available for this conserved domain.

Total Mutations Found: 3
Total Disease Mutations Found: 0
This domain occurred 7 times on human genes (43 proteins).




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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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