TF Info Page for ZBTB33 (C2H2 ZF)


Assessment Binding Mode Motif Status Notes Comments
Known motif 1 Monomer or homomultimer In vivo/Misc source


Description: zinc finger and BTB domain containing 33 [Source:HGNC Symbol;Acc:HGNC:16682]
Entrez Summary This gene encodes a transcriptional regulator with bimodal DNA-binding specificity, which binds to methylated CGCG and also to the non-methylated consensus KAISO-binding site TCCTGCNA. The protein contains an N-terminal POZ/BTB domain and 3 C-terminal zinc finger motifs. It recruits the N-CoR repressor complex to promote histone deacetylation and the formation of repressive chromatin structures in target gene promoters. It may contribute to the repression of target genes of the Wnt signaling pathway, and may also activate transcription of a subset of target genes by the recruitment of catenin delta-2 (CTNND2). Its interaction with catenin delta-1 (CTNND1) inhibits binding to both methylated and non-methylated DNA. It also interacts directly with the nuclear import receptor Importin-α2 (also known as karyopherin alpha2 or RAG cohort 1), which may mediate nuclear import of this protein. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding the same protein have been identified.[provided by RefSeq, May 2010]
Ensembl ID: ENSG00000177485
External Link: CisBP
Interpro IPR000210; IPR007087; IPR011333; IPR013069; IPR015880; ;
Protein Domain: ENSP00000314153
Protein Domain: ENSP00000450969
Protein: ENSP00000314153DBD: C2H2 ZF Containing ProteinsOther: BTB, zf-C2H2_4, zf-H2C2_2
Protein: ENSP00000450969DBD: C2H2 ZF Containing ProteinsOther: BTB, zf-C2H2_4, zf-H2C2_2

Previous Annotations

Source Annotation
TF-CAT classification TF Gene_DNA-Binding
sequence-specific_DNA Binding
PMIDS:11445535 14527417
Vaquerizas 2009 TF classification
"a" Has direct evidence of TF function;
"b" Has evidence for an orthologous TF;
"c" contains likely DBDs, but has no functional evidence;
"x" is an unlikely TF such as predicted gene, genes with likely non-specific DBDs or that have function outside transcription;
"other" category contains proteins without clear DBDs they curated from external sources.
CisBP considers it as a TF? Yes
TFclass considers it as a TF? Yes
Has GO:0003700 "transcription factor activity, sequence-specific DNA binding" No
Initial Assessment
1a1 Protein has a high confidence PWM (HT-SELEX, PBM or B1H model) or there is a crystal structure that supports sequence specific DNA binding;
1a2 There is high confidence data for a close ortholog (as defined in CisBP);
2a1 There is lower confidence direct evidence, such as a Jaspar, Hocomoco or Transfac model;
2a2 There is lower confidence evidence for an close ortholog;
3a There is decent circumstantial evidence for its role as a TF or not;
4a Two or more datasets predict it as a TF;
5a One of the source datasets predicts is as a TF
1a1, Direct HQ evidence
TF has conditional DNA-binding requirements


Published Motif Data

Source Annotation Motif Evidence
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Structure PDB 2LT7

Experimental History

Method Constructs
Tried in PBM?
(Whether the protein was tried in PBM or not)
Tried in HT-SELEX
(Whether the protein was tried in HT-SELEX or not, and if so, then what kind of clones were tested)
Other Information?
(Tried with another method and failed?)

External Contribution