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Cracking the Monoubiquitin Code of Genetic Diseases

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Ubiquitination is a versatile and dynamic post-translational modification in which single ubiquitin molecules or polyubiquitin chains are attached to target proteins, giving rise to mono- or poly-ubiquitination, respectively. The majority of research in the ubiquitin field focused on degradative polyubiquitination, whereas more recent studies uncovered the role of single ubiquitin modification in important physiological processes. Monoubiquitination can modulate the stability, subcellular localization, binding properties, and activity of the target proteins. Understanding the function of monoubiquitination in normal physiology and pathology has important therapeutic implications, as alterations in the monoubiquitin pathway are found in a broad range of genetic diseases. This review highlights a link between monoubiquitin signaling and the pathogenesis of genetic disorders.
Tijdschrift: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
ISSN: 1661-6596
Issue: 9
Volume: 21
Aantal pagina's: 18
Jaar van publicatie:2020
Trefwoorden:Multidisciplinaire scheikunde , Biochemie & -fysica en Moleculaire biologie