ubiquitin protein ligase E3B
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From NCBI Gene:
The modification of proteins with ubiquitin is an important cellular mechanism for targeting abnormal or short-lived proteins for degradation. Ubiquitination involves at least three classes of enzymes: E1 ubiquitin-activating enzymes, E2 ubiquitin-conjugating enzymes, and E3 ubiquitin-protein ligases. This gene encodes a member of the E3 ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme family which accepts ubiquitin from an E2 ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme and transfers the ubiquitin to the targeted substrates. A HECT (homology to E6-AP C-terminus) domain in the C-terminus of the longer isoform of this protein is the catalytic site of ubiquitin transfer and forms a complex with E2 conjugases. Shorter isoforms of this protein which lack the C-terminal HECT domain are therefore unlikely to bind E2 enzymes. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding distinct isoforms have been identified for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2012]
E3 ubiquitin-protein ligase which accepts ubiquitin from an E2 ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme in the form of a thioester and then directly transfers the ubiquitin to targeted substrates.
From NCBI Gene:
- Kaufman oculocerebrofacial syndrome
Kaufman oculocerebrofacial syndrome (KOS): A syndrome characterized by blepharophimosis, ptosis, mild upslanting of the palpebral fissures, epicanthus, ectodermal anomalies, developmental delay, and severe intellectual disability with absent speech. Proportionate growth retardation with a small head circumference/microcephaly, congenital malformations, muscular hypotonia, anomalies on brain imaging with hypoplasia of the corpus callosum, and low cholesterol levels are variably present. [MIM:244450]