화학공학소재연구정보센터
Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, Vol.327, No.2, 575-580, 2005
E1AF degradation by a ubiquitin-proteasome pathway
E1AF is a member of the ETS family of transcription factors. In mammary tumors. overexpression of E1AF is associated with tumorigenesis, but E1AF protein has hardly been detected and its degradation mechanism is not yet clear. Here we show that E1AF protein is stabilized by treatment with the 26S protease inhibitor MG132. We found that E1AF was modified by ubiquitin through the C-terminal region and ubiquitinated E1AF aggregated in nuclear dots, and that the inhibition of proteasome-activated transcription from E1AF target promoters. These results suggest that E1AF is degraded via the ubiquitin-proteasome pathway. which has some effect on E1AF function. (C) 2004 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.