JmjC: cupin metalloenzyme-like domains in jumonji, hairless and phospholipase A2beta

P M Clissold, C P Ponting

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On the basis of significant sequence similarity, we have identified JmjC domains in more than 100 eukaryotic and bacterial sequences. These include human hairless, mutated in individuals with alopecia universalis, retinoblastoma-binding protein 2 and several putative chromatin-associated proteins. JmjC domains are predicted to be metalloenzymes that adopt the cupin fold, and are candidates for enzymes that regulate chromatin remodelling.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7-9
Number of pages3
JournalTrends in biochemical sciences
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2001


  • Amino Acid Motifs
  • Amino Acid Sequence
  • Animals
  • Binding Sites
  • Carrier Proteins
  • Chromatin
  • DNA
  • Evolution, Molecular
  • Group IV Phospholipases A2
  • Humans
  • Intracellular Signaling Peptides and Proteins
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Nerve Tissue Proteins
  • Phospholipases A
  • Polycomb Repressive Complex 2
  • Protein Structure, Tertiary
  • Proteins
  • Retinoblastoma-Binding Protein 2
  • Transcription Factors
  • Tumor Suppressor Proteins


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