Plant Transcription factor database - Universität Potsdam
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Ostreococcus lucimarinus 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 14 gene models in this family

Gene modelDescriptionDomains
14985 fgenesh1_pg.C_Chr_4000137 PHD
15230 fgenesh1_pg.C_Chr_4000382 AAA BAH PHD
18155 fgenesh1_pg.C_Chr_14000201 PHD zf-C3HC4
24443 estExt_fgenesh1_pg.C_Chr_40257 DUF906 PHD ZZ zf-TAZ
24586 estExt_fgenesh1_pg.C_Chr_50256 PHD
27695 eugene.1500010017 PHD
28834 eugene.0100010228 PHD
31122 eugene.0400010198 PHD SNF2_N
34069 e_gwEuk.3.586.1 BAH PHD
34146 e_gwEuk.3.649.1 PHD
8266 gwEuk.8.458.1 PHD
8416 gwEuk.8.461.1 PHD
93625 ost_13_009_105 PHD
94154 ost_21_005_083 PHD

General references

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