The ligand binding domain of estrogen receptor-related nuclear receptors
The ligand binding domain of estrogen receptor-related receptors (ERRs): The family of estrogen receptor-related receptors (ERRs), a subfamily of nuclear receptors, is closely related to the estrogen receptor (ER) family, but it lacks the ability to bind estrogen. ERRs can interfere with the classic ER-mediated estrogen signaling pathway, positively or negatively. ERRs share target genes, co-regulators and promoters with the estrogen receptor (ER) family. There are three subtypes of ERRs: alpha, beta and gamma. ERRs bind at least two types of DNA sequence, the estrogen response element and another site, originally characterized as SF-1 (steroidogenic factor 1) response element. Like other members of the nuclear receptor (NR) superfamily of ligand-activated transcription factors, ERR has a central well conserved DNA binding domain (DBD), a variable N-terminal domain, a flexible hinge and a C-terminal ligand binding domain (LBD).