Zif268 protein-DNA complex refined at 1.6 A: a model system for understanding zinc finger-DNA interactions.Elrod-Erickson, M., Rould, M.A., Nekludova, L., Pabo, C.O.
(1996) Structure 4: 1171-1180
- PubMed: 8939742
- DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/s0969-2126(96)00125-6
- Primary Citation of Related Structures:
- PubMed Abstract:
Zinc fingers of the Cys2 His2 class recognize a wide variety of different DNA sequences and are one of the most abundant DNA-binding motifs found in eukaryotes. The previously determined 2.1 A structure of a complex containing the three zinc fingers from Zif268 has served as a basis for many modeling and design studies, and Zif268 has proved to be a very useful model system for studying how TFIIIA-like zinc fingers recognize DNA.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Department of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA.