Degrade to create: developmental requirements for ubiquitin-mediated proteolysis during early C. elegans embryogenesis

Bowerman, B. and Kurz, T. (2006) Degrade to create: developmental requirements for ubiquitin-mediated proteolysis during early C. elegans embryogenesis. Development, 133(5), pp. 773-784. (doi:10.1242/dev.02276) (PMID:16469970)

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Abstract

The ubiquitin protein conjugation system tags proteins with the small polypeptide ubiquitin. Most poly-ubiquitinated proteins are recognized and degraded by the proteasome, a large multi-subunit protease. Ubiquitin-dependent protein degradation is used as a regulatory tool for many essential processes, the best studied of which is eukaryotic cell cycle progression. More recently, genetic studies in C. elegans have identified multiple roles for the ubiquitin system in early development, where ubiquitin-dependent protein degradation governs such diverse events as passage through meiosis, cytoskeletal regulation and cell fate determination.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Kurz, Dr Thimo
Authors: Bowerman, B., and Kurz, T.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Molecular Cell and Systems Biology
Journal Name:Development
Publisher:Company of Biologists
ISSN:0950-1991
ISSN (Online):1477-9129
Published Online:09 February 2006

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