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  Domain Name: Molybdopterin-Bindin
Molybdopterin-Binding (MopB) domain of the MopB superfamily of proteins, a large, diverse, heterogeneous superfamily of enzymes that, in general, bind molybdopterin as a cofactor. The MopB domain is found in a wide variety of molybdenum- and tungsten-containing enzymes, including formate dehydrogenase-H (Fdh-H) and -N (Fdh-N), several forms of nitrate reductase (Nap, Nas, NarG), dimethylsulfoxide reductase (DMSOR), thiosulfate reductase, formylmethanofuran dehydrogenase, and arsenite oxidase. Molybdenum is present in most of these enzymes in the form of molybdopterin, a modified pterin ring with a dithiolene side chain, which is responsible for ligating the Mo. In many bacterial and archaeal species, molybdopterin is in the form of a dinucleotide, with two molybdopterin dinucleotide units per molybdenum. These proteins can function as monomers, heterodimers, or heterotrimers, depending on the protein and organism. Also included in the MopB superfamily is the eukaryotic/eubacterial protein domain family of the 75-kDa subunit/Nad11/NuoG (second domain) of respiratory complex 1/NADH-quinone oxidoreductase which is postulated to have lost an ancestral formate dehydrogenase activity and only vestigial sequence evidence remains of a molybdopterin binding site.
No pairwise interactions are available for this conserved domain.

Total Mutations Found: 5
Total Disease Mutations Found: 4
This domain occurred 1 times on human genes (1 proteins).


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Feature Name:Total Found:
molybdopterin cofactor bi

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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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