TRF2 / TRP channels

Name: Telomeric repeat-binding factor 2 (TRF2)
Official Symbol: TERF2 provided by HGNC
Binds the telomeric double-stranded 5'-TTAGGG-3' repeat and plays a central role in telomere maintenance and protection against end-to-end fusion of chromosomes. In addition to its telomeric DNA-binding role, required to recruit a number of factors and enzymes required for telomere protection, including the shelterin complex, TERF2IP/RAP1 and DCLRE1B/Apollo. Component of the shelterin complex (telosome) that is involved in the regulation of telomere length and protection. Shelterin associates with arrays of double-stranded 5'-TTAGGG-3' repeats added by telomerase and protects chromosome ends; without its protective activity, telomeres are no longer hidden from the DNA damage surveillance and chromosome ends are inappropriately processed by DNA repair pathways. Together with DCLRE1B/Apollo, plays a key role in telomeric loop (T loop) formation by generating 3' single-stranded overhang at the leading end telomeres: T loops have been proposed to protect chromosome ends from degradation and repair. Required both to recruit DCLRE1B/Apollo to telomeres and activate the exonuclease activity of DCLRE1B/Apollo. Preferentially binds to positive supercoiled DNA. Together with DCLRE1B/Apollo, required to control the amount of DNA topoisomerase (TOP1, TOP2A and TOP2B) needed for telomere replication during fork passage and prevent aberrant telomere topology. Recruits TERF2IP/RAP1 to telomeres, thereby participating in to repressing homology-directed repair (HDR), which can affect telomere length.
Source: Reorganizing the protein space at the Universal Protein Resource (UniProt) Nucleic Acids Res. 40: D71-D75 (2012).
Species External DB Questionmark c7dcdfe7852228a510704064c33a0706d8c0e915bceea718517e77f7950c2984
Seq 055e86e69a1b9fa3c345494da0168454ea5fcb72eb0f6a154a55bbbbbcb46d2f
7014External Q15554External DIP-34052NExternal Q15554External MINT-2831307External 112873External Q15554External   hsa:7014External 602027External
Seq 055e86e69a1b9fa3c345494da0168454ea5fcb72eb0f6a154a55bbbbbcb46d2f
21750External O35144External     MINT-4137455External 204117External O35144External   mmu:21750External  
Seq 055e86e69a1b9fa3c345494da0168454ea5fcb72eb0f6a154a55bbbbbcb46d2f
361403External B1H237External       262652External B1H237External   rno:361403External  
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Biological Process:
Source: The Gene Ontology Consortium. Gene ontology: tool for the unification of biology. Nat. Genet.. May 2000;25(1):25-9.
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Disease: No information in OMIM
Source: Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man, OMIM®. McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine, Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD), May, 2012.
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Screening Toggle 893349bafcc528f8346c51dc3420151d67b0126b2c122dd1017121c03fa0f69b
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TRP channel construct Interactor source
TRP channel Interactor Method Species Region Species Organ/tissue Sample type
TRPC5 Link 2bd4d11adb659cddf58197a94e201f0a44c55d8d7cb427c624971b42e122c0a4 TRF2 Affinity purification-mass spectrometry Not used as a bait Human HEK293T Cell lystaes 20811636
(Link 2bd4d11adb659cddf58197a94e201f0a44c55d8d7cb427c624971b42e122c0a4: click the arrow icon to show interactions only between the corresponding TRP channel and the interactor)
TRP / Interactor

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