A leucine zipper protein of mitochondrial origin.

  title={A leucine zipper protein of mitochondrial origin.},
  author={Thanh Hoa Le and David Blair and Donald P McManus},
  journal={Biochimica et biophysica acta},
  volume={1546 2},
Sequence-specific DNA-binding proteins are characterised by short coiled-coil structural domains classified as zinc finger/RING finger, leucine zipper (L-Zip) or helix-loop-helix (HLH) motifs. The L-Zip proteins are defined by a pattern of at least four leucine (L) residues repeated every seventh amino acid that mediates protein dimerisation through the formation of parallel alpha-helical dimers. Usually the zipper is incorporated into a helix-loop-helix conformation called the basic helix-loop… CONTINUE READING