Plant Transcription factor database - Universität Potsdam
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Chlamydomonas reinhardtii PHD Family


Bienz. 2006: PHD proteins seem to be found universally in the nucleus, and their functions tend to lie in the control of chromatin or transcription. Increasing evidence indicates that PHD fingers bind to specific nuclear protein partners, for which they apparently use their loop 2 surface. Perhaps each PHD finger has its own cognate nuclear ligand, much like RING fingers have their cognate E2 ligases. No doubt the list of specific PHD finger ligands will grow, and the set of these ligands is likely to reveal whether PHD fingers have a common function in the nucleus.

Members of this family
  SHOULD possess PHD domain
  SHOULD NOT possess Alfin-like DDT Homeobox JmjC JmjN Myb_DNA-binding zf-CCCH domains

Domain alignments

This family is also present in:


There are 23 gene models in this family

Gene modelDescriptionDomains
143060 Chlre2_kg.scaffold_4000183 AAA BAH PHD
149807 Chlre2_kg.scaffold_27000076 PHD PSGP
173857 fgenesh2_pg.C_scaffold_21000152 Chromo Helicase_C PHD
193681 estExt_fgenesh2_pg.C_450107 BAH PHD
21717 fgenesh1_pg.C_scaffold_83000049 HMG_box PHD SET
283848 au.g2311_t1 PHD
287740 au.g5962_t1 PHD
288229 au.g6417_t1 PHD
288467 au.g6634_t1 PHD
288468 au.g6635_t1 PHD
297670 au.g15247_t1 PHD
308637 kg.chromosome_7_#_322_#_TC49495 PHD
319711 kg.chromosome_17_#_117_#_TC49495 PHD
321619 kg.20_#_111_#_TC49495 PHD
330078 pg.chromosome_12_#_232 PHD zf-MIZ
394613 pasa_Sanger_mRNA12056 PHD
397840 pasa_Sanger_mRNA16026 PHD
400461 pasa_Sanger_mRNA27743 PHD
401818 pasa_Sanger_mRNA27330 PHD
408154 pasa_Sanger_mRNA34998 PHD
408168 pasa_Sanger_mRNA34913 PHD
412089 pasa_Sanger_mRNA10352 PHD
421961 pasa_Sanger_mRNA4002 PHD

General references

Bienz, M. 2006. The PHD finger, a nuclear protein-interaction domain. Trends Biochem. Sci. 31(1):35-40 PUBMEDID:16297627