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Zinc-finger UBPs: regulators of deubiquitylation.


Deubiquitylating enzymes have key regulatory roles in multiple cellular processes by mediating ubiquitin removal and processing. The ubiquitin-specific processing proteases (USPs) represent the largest subclass of deubiquitylases. Recently, several USPs that recognize the monoubiquitylated histones H2A and/or H2B have been identified. Among these enzymes, three USPs contain a zinc-finger ubiquitin-specific protease (ZnF-UBP) domain, indicating that this domain plays a crucial part in regulating their activity. To address the putative function of this domain, we systematically analysed and aligned yeast and human ZnF-UBP-containing proteins. By complementing our analysis with structural and functional data, we present a classification of the different ZnF-UBP-containing proteins and a model for their regulation.



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inserm-00311071 , version 1 (12-08-2008)



Jacques Bonnet, Christophe Romier, László Tora, Didier Devys. Zinc-finger UBPs: regulators of deubiquitylation.. Trends in Biochemical Sciences, 2008, 33 (8), pp.369-75. ⟨10.1016/j.tibs.2008.05.005⟩. ⟨inserm-00311071⟩
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