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UMI, a novel RNF168 ubiquitin binding domain involved in the DNA damage signaling pathway


Pinato, Sabrina; Gatti, Marco; Scandiuzzi, Cristina; Confalonieri, Stefano; Penengo, Lorenza (2011). UMI, a novel RNF168 ubiquitin binding domain involved in the DNA damage signaling pathway. Molecular and Cellular Biology, 31(1):118-26.

Abstract

Ubiquitination regulates important cellular processes, including the DNA damage response (DDR) and DNA repair. The complexity of the ubiquitin-mediated signals is decoded by ubiquitin receptors, which contain protein modules named ubiquitin binding domains (UBDs). We previously identified a new ubiquitin ligase, RNF168, involved in DDR and endowed with two UBDs named MIU (motif interacting with ubiquitin). Here we have provided the identification of a novel UBD, the UMI (UIM- and MIU-related UBD), present in RNF168, and characterized the interaction surface with ubiquitin, centered on two Leu residues. We have demonstrated that integrity of the UMI, in addition to the MIUs, is necessary for the proper localization of RNF168 and for ubiquitination of nuclear proteins, including histone H2A. Finally, we have shown that simultaneous inactivation of UMI and MIUs prevents the recruitment to DDR foci of the crucial downstream mediator 53BP1.

Abstract

Ubiquitination regulates important cellular processes, including the DNA damage response (DDR) and DNA repair. The complexity of the ubiquitin-mediated signals is decoded by ubiquitin receptors, which contain protein modules named ubiquitin binding domains (UBDs). We previously identified a new ubiquitin ligase, RNF168, involved in DDR and endowed with two UBDs named MIU (motif interacting with ubiquitin). Here we have provided the identification of a novel UBD, the UMI (UIM- and MIU-related UBD), present in RNF168, and characterized the interaction surface with ubiquitin, centered on two Leu residues. We have demonstrated that integrity of the UMI, in addition to the MIUs, is necessary for the proper localization of RNF168 and for ubiquitination of nuclear proteins, including histone H2A. Finally, we have shown that simultaneous inactivation of UMI and MIUs prevents the recruitment to DDR foci of the crucial downstream mediator 53BP1.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Institute of Molecular Cancer Research
07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Molecular Cancer Research
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
610 Medicine & health
Scopus Subject Areas:Life Sciences > Molecular Biology
Life Sciences > Cell Biology
Language:English
Date:January 2011
Deposited On:08 Apr 2021 05:50
Last Modified:25 May 2024 01:51
Publisher:American Society for Microbiology
ISSN:0270-7306
OA Status:Closed
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1128/MCB.00818-10
PubMed ID:21041483