Conserved Domain

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buzboi
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Conserved Domain

Post by buzboi » Tue Aug 22, 2006 4:56 pm

Can someone explain to me what a conserved domain is? Thnks!

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Post by weesper » Wed Aug 23, 2006 7:36 am

A conserved domain is segment of a protein recognizable from its amino-acid sequence that is conserved through mutiple species. For example the Dishevelled protein in the protein in the Wnt pathway consists of multiple domains that are highly conserved with each of these domains interspaced by less conserve regions. Each domain may have a name that alludes to its function.

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