pfam03584: Herpes_ICP4_N (this model, PSSM-Id:281569 is obsolete and has been replaced by 367571)
Herpesvirus ICP4-like protein N-terminal region
The immediate-early protein ICP4 (infected-cell polypeptide 4) is required for efficient transcription of early and late viral genes and is thus essential for productive infection. ICP4 is a large phosphoprotein that binds DNA in a sequence specific manner as a homodimer. ICP4 represses transcription from LAT, ICP4 and ORF-P that have high-affinity a ICP4 binding site that spans the transcription initiation site. ICP4 proteins have two highly conserved regions, this family contains the N-terminal region that contains sites for DNA binding and homodimerization.