S/MARt DB™ Release 1.1 - Documentation
The SMARbinder table contains 62 entries (release 1.1), but this figure does not reflect the number of independent S/MAR binding proteins. First of all, homologous factors from different species such as human and mouse SATB1 are given in different entries since they may differ in some aspects. Moreover, products of distinct but very similar genes or alternative splice products are included as separate entries. In some cases a more general term defining a S/MAR-binding activity may appear as one entry eventhough it might be composed of two or more subunits.
The SMARbinder table will only contain those proteins of nuclear localization for which an interaction with a well defined S/MAR has been shown. Besides that the SMARbinder table will also include proteins that are proven components of the the salt-resitent (LIS-resistent) nuclear matrix.