The SOX family of proteins has been studied at many levels, with the biggest impact coming from genomics, transcriptomics, and other high-throughput methods, that augment the large amount of functional biology studied to date. One of the key areas that are useful for understanding the mechanistic roles of this family is to study the structures of its members to gain mechanistic insights into how their partnerships with other proteins and binding to their genomic loci elicit the diverse set of cell developmental programs. However, the amount of structural biology information is relatively sparse compared to other "omics" technologies. This chapter will analyze all available SOX structures to date in terms of binding to other protein partners as well as to the cognate deoxyribonucleic acid and will summarize the functional consequences of the binding modes.
|Title of host publication||Sox2: Biology and Role in Development and Disease|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2015|
- HMG domain
- Stem cell
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)