Review Article

Role of HECT ubiquitin protein ligases in Arabidopsis thaliana

Ying Miao*, Wei Lan and Weibo Ma

Published: 20 March, 2018 | Volume 2 - Issue 1 | Pages: 020-030

Ubiquitination is a kind of posttranslational modification of proteins in eukaryotes, and it plays an important role in the growth and development of organisms. The ubiquitination of proteins is a cascade enzymatic reaction involving three enzymes. The homologous to E6-AP carboxy terminus ubiquitin-protein ligases (HECT E3s) family is an important ubiquitin-protein ligases family. The family all have a HECT domain of approximately 350 amino acids in the C-terminus. However, studies on plant HECT E3s, such as structural features, prediction of HECT domain function, and their regulatory mechanisms, are very limited. In this paper, Arabidopsis thaliana HECT family genes were analyzed, including gene structure and functional domains and its limited known functions in protein degradation, gene transcription regulation, epigenetically regulation or other functions, finally speculate their roles in plant morphologies, aging or responsive to environmental stress.

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Arabidopsis thaliana; HECT E3 ubiquitin ligases; Ubiquitination; Biological function


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