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Curr Opin Genet Dev. 2001 Feb;11(1):27-34.

The von Hippel-Lindau tumor suppressor protein.

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Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Womens Hospital, 44 Binney Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA.


The von Hippel-Lindau tumor suppressor protein (pVHL) has been shown to bind directly to the alpha subunits of the heterodimeric transcription factor HIF (hypoxia inducible factor). pVHL directs the polyubiquitination and, hence, destruction of HIF in the presence of oxygen. Loss of pVHL function leads to deregulation of HIF target genes, which play critical roles in angiogenesis.

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