The loop-less tmCdc34 E2 mutant defective in polyubiquitination in vitro and in vivo supports yeast growth in a manner dependent on Ubp14 and Cka2.
Cell Division, March 2011
Agnieszka Lass, Ross Cocklin, Kenneth M Scaglione, Michael Skowyra, Sergey Korolev, Mark Goebl, Dorota Skowyra
The S73/S97/loop motif is a hallmark of the Cdc34 family of E2 ubiquitin-conjugating enzymes that together with the SCF E3 ubiquitin ligases promote degradation of proteins involved in cell cycle and growth regulation. The inability of the loop-less Δ12Cdc34 mutant to support growth was linked to its inability to catalyze polyubiquitination. However, the loop-less triple mutant (tm) Cdc34, which not only lacks the loop but also contains the S73K and S97D substitutions typical of the K73/D97/no loop motif present in other E2s, supports growth. Whether tmCdc34 supports growth despite defective polyubiquitination, or the S73K and S97D substitutions, directly or indirectly, correct the defect caused by the loop absence, are unknown.
|Readers by professional status||Count||As %|
|Student > Ph. D. Student||3||27%|
|Student > Master||1||9%|
|Readers by discipline||Count||As %|
|Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology||5||45%|
|Agricultural and Biological Sciences||5||45%|