LIM domain-binding protein family
LIM-domain binding protein
Available protein structures:
RCSB PDB; PDBe; PDBj
In molecular biology, the LIM domain-binding protein family is a family of proteins which binds to the LIM domain of LIM homeodomain proteins which are transcriptional regulators of development.
Nuclear LIM interactor (NLI) / LIM domain-binding protein 1 (LDB1) is located in the nuclei of neuronal cells during development, it is co-expressed with ISL1 in early motor neuron differentiation and has a suggested role in the ISL1 dependent development of motor neurons. It is suggested that these proteins act synergistically to enhance transcriptional efficiency by acting as co-factors for LIM homeodomain and Otx class transcription factors both of which have essential roles in development. The Drosophila melanogaster protein Chip is required for segmentation and activity of a remote wing margin enhancer. Chip is a ubiquitous chromosomal factor required for normal expression of diverse genes at many stages of development. It is suggested that Chip cooperates with different LIM domain proteins and other factors to structurally support remote enhancer-promoter interactions.
^ Jurata LW, Kenny DA, Gill GN (October 1996). “Nuclear LIM interactor, a rhombotin and LIM homeodomain interacting protein, is expressed early in neuronal development”. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 93 (21): 11693–8. doi:10.1073/pnas.93.21.11693. PMC 38120. PMID 8876198.
^ Bach I, Carriere C, Ostendorff HP, Andersen B, Rosenfeld MG (June 1997). “A family of LIM domain-associated cofactors confer transcriptional synergism between LIM and Otx homeodomain proteins”. Genes Dev. 11 (11): 1370–80. doi:10.1101/gad.11.11.1370. PMID 9192866.
^ a b c Morcillo P, Rosen C, Baylies MK, Dorsett D (October 1997). “Chip, a widely expressed chromosomal protein required for segmentation and activity of a remote wing margin enhancer in Drosophila”. Genes Dev. 11 (20): 2729–40. doi:10.1101/gad.11.20.2729. PMC 316608. PMID 9334334.
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