RIG-B cDNA ORF Clone, Human; UBCH8 cDNA ORF Clone, Human
Ube2L6 Background Information
UBCH8, also known as UBE2L6, belongs to the ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme family. The family of ubiquitin-conjugating (E2) enzymes is characterized by the presence of a highly conserved ubiquitin-conjugating (UBC) domain. These domains accommodate the ATP-activated ubiquitin (Ub) or ubiquitin-like (UBL) protein via a covalently linked thioester onto its active-site residue. E2 enzymes act via selective protein-protein interactions with the E1 and E3 enzymes and connect activation to covalent modification. By doing so, E2s differentiate effects on downstream substrates, either with a single Ub/UBL molecule or as a chain. UBCH8 is highly similar in primary structure to the enzyme encoded by the UBE2L3 gene. It catalyzes the covalent attachment of ubiquitin or ISG15 to other proteins. UBCH8 functions in the E6/E6-AP-induced ubiquitination of p53/TP53 and promotes ubiquitination and subsequent proteasomal degradation of FLT3. At protein level, it is present in natural killer cells.
ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme E2L 6
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Ardley HC, et al. (2000) Genomic organization of the human ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme gene, UBE2L6 on chromosome 11q12. Cytogenet Cell Genet. 89(1-2):137-40.
Zhao C, et al. (2004) The UbcH8 ubiquitin E2 enzyme is also the E2 enzyme for ISG15, an IFN-alpha/beta-induced ubiquitin-like protein. Proc Natl Acad. 101(20):7578-82.
Tripathi MK, et al. (2005) Down-regulation of UCRP and UBE2L6 in BRCA2 knocked-down human breast cells. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 328(1):43-8.
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