A species-specific interaction of rad51 and rad52 proteins in eukaryotes

Adv Biophys. 1995;31:93-100. doi: 10.1016/0065-227x(95)99385-3.


The structures and properties of the Rad51 and Rad52 proteins in eukaryotes are described. Both proteins form a complex and are responsible for recombination and repair reactions. The N-terminal region of the Rad51 protein interacts with the C-terminal region of the Rad52 protein. Species-specific interaction is probably essential for the functioning of these genes.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Biophysical Phenomena
  • Biophysics
  • Cloning, Molecular
  • DNA Repair / genetics
  • DNA-Binding Proteins / genetics*
  • Eukaryotic Cells
  • Fungal Proteins / genetics*
  • Humans
  • Rad51 Recombinase
  • Saccharomyces cerevisiae / genetics
  • Saccharomyces cerevisiae Proteins
  • Schizosaccharomyces / genetics
  • Schizosaccharomyces pombe Proteins*
  • Species Specificity


  • DNA-Binding Proteins
  • Fungal Proteins
  • RHP51 protein, S pombe
  • Saccharomyces cerevisiae Proteins
  • Schizosaccharomyces pombe Proteins
  • RAD51 protein, S cerevisiae
  • RAD51 protein, human
  • Rad51 Recombinase