Zinc finger

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Zinc fingers are structures, located on the DNA binding domain of intracellular receptors, that mark the specific region of the domain which complements a particular region of DNA[1]. Each finger is composed of a zinc atom linked to four cysteine residues and located within the two zinc fingers of the binding domain is the P-box which is a complementary sequence, enabling the receptor to bind to DNA at the specific region[2].

References

  1. Joy Hinson, Peter Raven and Shern Chew. ‘The endocrine system 2nd edition’. Published in Great Britain; Elsevier Limited publishing company. Published in 2014.
  2. Joy Hinson, Peter Raven and Shern Chew. ‘The endocrine system 2nd edition’. Published in Great Britain; Elsevier Limited publishing company. Published in 2014.
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