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Biochim Biophys Acta. 2004 Nov 29;1695(1-3):55-72.

Ubiquitin: structures, functions, mechanisms.

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Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology/Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, 615 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA. cpickart@jhmi.edu

Abstract

Ubiquitin is the founding member of a family of structurally conserved proteins that regulate a host of processes in eukaryotic cells. Ubiquitin and its relatives carry out their functions through covalent attachment to other cellular proteins, thereby changing the stability, localization, or activity of the target protein. This article reviews the basic biochemistry of these protein conjugation reactions, focusing on ubiquitin itself and emphasizing recent insights into mechanism and specificity.

PMID:
15571809
DOI:
10.1016/j.bbamcr.2004.09.019
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