The Y-box factors: a family of nucleic acid binding proteins conserved from Escherichia coli to man

New Biol. 1992 Apr;4(4):290-8.


The Y-box factors interact specifically with both DNA and RNA. Biologically they have roles in both transcriptional and translational regulation. Conserved through evolution from prokaryotic to eukaryotic organisms they represent a new family of nucleic acid binding proteins.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Amino Acid Sequence
  • Animals
  • Base Sequence
  • Biological Evolution
  • DNA / genetics
  • DNA-Binding Proteins / genetics*
  • Humans
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • RNA-Binding Proteins / genetics*
  • Sequence Homology, Nucleic Acid
  • Transcription Factors / genetics


  • DNA-Binding Proteins
  • RNA-Binding Proteins
  • Transcription Factors
  • DNA

Associated data

  • GENBANK/M60419
  • GENBANK/M62867