Novel Insights into the Molecular Mechanisms Governing Mdm2 Ubiquitination and Destruction

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Title: Novel Insights into the Molecular Mechanisms Governing Mdm2 Ubiquitination and Destruction
Author: Fukushima, Hidefumi; Inuzuka, Hiroyuki; Shaik, Shavali; Wei, Wenyi

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Citation: Inuzuka, Hiroyuki, Hidefumi Fukushima, Shavali Shaik, and Wenyi Wei. 2010. Novel insights into the molecular mechanisms governing Mdm2 ubiquitination and destruction. Oncotarget 1(7): 685-690.
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Abstract: The Mdm2/p53 pathway is compromised in more than 50% of all human cancers, therefore it is an intensive area of research to understand the upstream regulatory pathways governing Mdm2/p53 activity. Mdm2 is frequently overexpressed in human cancers while the molecular mechanisms underlying the timely destruction of Mdm2 remain unclear. We recently reported that Casein Kinase I phosphorylates Mdm2 at multiple sites to trigger Mdm2 interaction with, and subsequent ubiquitination and destruction by the SCF\(^{\beta-TRCP}\) E3 ubiquitin ligase. We also demonstrated that the E3 ligase activity-deficient Mdm2 was still unstable in the G1 phase and could be efficiently degraded by SCF\(^{\beta-TRCP}\). Thus our finding expands the current knowledge on how Mdm2 is tightly regulated by both self- and SCF\(^{\beta-TRCP}\)-dependent ubiquitination to control p53 activity in response to stress. It further indicates that loss of β-TRCP or Casein Kinase I function contributes to elevated Mdm2 expression that is frequently found in various types of tumors.
Published Version: www.impactjournals.com/oncotarget
Other Sources: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3248122/pdf/
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