Steroid-thyroid hormone receptors typically bind as dimers to DNA sequences that contain repeated elements termed half-sites. NGFI-B, an early response protein and orphan member of this receptor superfamily, binds to a DNA sequence that contains only one half-site (5′-AAAGGTCA-3′). A domain separate from the NGFI-B zinc fingers, termed the A box, was identified and is required for recognition of the two adenine-thymidine (A-T) base pairs at the 5′ end of the NGFI-B DNA binding element. In addition, a domain downstream of the zinc fingers of the orphan receptor H-2 region II binding protein, termed the T box, determined binding to tandem repeats of the estrogen receptor half-site (5′-AGGTCA-3′).
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - Apr 3 1992|