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  Domain Name: PIKKc_DNA-PK
DNA-dependent protein kinase (DNA-PK), catalytic domain; The DNA-PK catalytic domain subfamily is part of a larger superfamily that includes the catalytic domains of other kinases such as the typical serine/threonine/tyrosine protein kinases (PKs), aminoglycoside phosphotransferase, choline kinase, and RIO kinases. DNA-PK is a member of the phosphoinositide 3-kinase-related protein kinase (PIKK) subfamily. PIKKs have intrinsic serine/threonine kinase activity and are distinguished from other PKs by their unique catalytic domain, similar to that of lipid PI3K, and their large molecular weight (240-470 kDa). DNA-PK is comprised of a regulatory subunit, containing the Ku70/80 subunit, and a catalytic subunit, which contains a NUC194 domain of unknown function, a FAT (FRAP, ATM and TRRAP) domain, a catalytic domain, and a FATC domain at the C-terminus. It is part of a multi-component system involved in non-homologous end joining (NHEJ), a process of repairing double strand breaks (DSBs) by joining together two free DNA ends of little homology. DNA-PK functions as a molecular sensor for DNA damage that enhances the signal via phosphorylation of downstream targets. It may also act as a protein scaffold that aids the localization of DNA repair proteins to the site of DNA damage. DNA-PK also plays a role in the maintenance of telomeric stability and the prevention of chromosomal end fusion.
No pairwise interactions are available for this conserved domain.

Total Mutations Found: 6
Total Disease Mutations Found: 2
This domain occurred 15 times on human genes (34 proteins).


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Range on the Protein:  

   Protein ID            Protein Position

Domain Position:  

Feature Name:Total Found:
ATP binding site
catalytic loop
activation loop (A-loop)

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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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