DNA binding proteins that associates with chromatin and has the ability to bend DNA. Binds preferentially single-stranded DNA. Involved in V(D)J recombination by acting as a cofactor of the RAG complex. Acts by stimulating cleavage and RAG protein binding at the 23 bp spacer of conserved recombination signal sequences (RSS). Belongs to the HMGB family. Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
Protein type: DNA-binding; Nuclear receptor co-regulator
Cellular Component: cell; condensed chromosome; cytoplasm; extracellular space; nuclear chromatin; nucleolus; nucleoplasm; nucleus; perinuclear region of cytoplasm; protein complex
Molecular Function: chemoattractant activity; damaged DNA binding; DNA bending activity; DNA binding; double-stranded DNA binding; drug binding; four-way junction DNA binding; protein binding; RAGE receptor binding; single-stranded DNA binding; transcription factor activity; transcription factor binding
Biological Process: defense response to Gram-negative bacterium; defense response to Gram-positive bacterium; DNA fragmentation during apoptosis; DNA geometric change; DNA ligation during DNA repair; DNA topological change; inflammatory response to antigenic stimulus; negative regulation of transcription, DNA-dependent; positive regulation of DNA binding; positive regulation of endothelial cell proliferation; positive regulation of erythrocyte differentiation; positive regulation of megakaryocyte differentiation; positive regulation of nuclease activity; positive regulation of transcription from RNA polymerase II promoter; positive regulation of transcription, DNA-dependent; regulation of neurogenesis; regulation of transcription from RNA polymerase II promoter; response to drug; response to lipopolysaccharide; V(D)J recombination