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Leucine Zippers MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Leucine Zippers
Tree Number(s)
G02.111.570.820.709.275.500.520
Unique ID
D016350
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D016350
Scope Note
DNA-binding motifs formed from two alpha-helixes which intertwine for about eight turns into a coiled coil and then bifurcate to form Y shaped structures. Leucines occurring in heptad repeats end up on the same sides of the helixes and are adjacent to each other in the stem of the Y (the "zipper" region). The DNA-binding residues are located in the bifurcated region of the Y.
Previous Indexing
Amino Acid Sequence (1989-1990)
DNA-Binding Proteins (1989-1990)
Molecular Sequence Data (1989-1990)
Public MeSH Note
91
History Note
91
Date Established
1991/01/01
Date of Entry
1990/05/29
Revision Date
2016/05/31
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