Secondary literature sources for UBA
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- Mueller TD, Feigon J
- Solution structures of UBA domains reveal a conserved hydrophobic surface for protein-protein interactions.
- J Mol Biol. 2002; 319: 1243-55
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UBA domains are a commonly occurring sequence motif of approximately 45 amino acid residues that are found in diverse proteins involved in the ubiquitin/proteasome pathway, DNA excision-repair, and cell signaling via protein kinases. The human homologue of yeast Rad23A (HHR23A) is one example of a nucleotide excision-repair protein that contains both an internal and a C-terminal UBA domain. The solution structure of HHR23A UBA(2) showed that the domain forms a compact three-helix bundle. We report the structure of the internal UBA(1) domain of HHR23A. Comparison of the structures of UBA(1) and UBA(2) reveals that both form very similar folds and have a conserved large hydrophobic surface patch. The structural similarity between UBA(1) and UBA(2), in spite of their low level of sequence conservation, leads us to conclude that the structural variability of UBA domains in general is likely to be rather small. On the basis of the structural similarities as well as analysis of sequence conservation, we predict that this hydrophobic surface patch is a common protein-interacting surface present in diverse UBA domains. Furthermore, accumulating evidence that ubiquitin binds to UBA domains leads us to the prediction that the hydrophobic surface patch of UBA domains interacts with the hydrophobic surface on the five-stranded beta-sheet of ubiquitin. Detailed comparison of the structures of the two UBA domains, combined with previous mutagenesis studies, indicates that the binding site of HIV-1 Vpr on UBA(2) does not completely overlap the ubiquitin binding site.
- Winston JT, Koepp DM, Zhu C, Elledge SJ, Harper JW
- A family of mammalian F-box proteins.
- Curr Biol. 1999; 9: 1180-2
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Ubiquitin-mediated destruction of regulatory proteins is a frequent means of controlling progression through signaling pathways . F-box proteins  are components of modular E3 ubiquitin protein ligases called SCFs, which function in phosphorylation-dependent ubiquitination (  , reviewed in  ). F-box proteins contain a carboxy-terminal domain that interacts with substrates and a 42-48 amino-acid F-box motif which binds to the protein Skp1   . Skp1 binding links the F-box protein with a core ubiquitin ligase composed of the proteins Cdc53/Cul1, Rbx1 (also called Hrt1 and Roc1) and the E2 ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme Cdc34    . The genomes of the budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae and the nematode worm Caenorhabditis elegans contain, respectively, 16 and more than 60 F-box proteins  ; in S. cerevisiae, the F-box proteins Cdc4, Grr1 and Met30 target cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitors, G1 cyclins and transcriptional regulators for ubiquitination (    , reviewed in  ). Only four mammalian F-box proteins (Cyclin F, Skp1, beta-TRCP and NFB42) have been identified so far  . Here, we report the identification of a family of 33 novel mammalian F-box proteins. The large number of these proteins in mammals suggests that the SCF system controls a correspondingly large number of regulatory pathways in vertebrates. Four of these proteins contain a novel conserved motif, the F-box-associated (FBA) domain, which may represent a new protein-protein interaction motif. The identification of these genes will help uncover pathways controlled by ubiquitin-mediated proteolysis in mammals.