Journal of Cell Signaling

Journal of Cell Signaling
Open Access

ISSN: 2576-1471

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Sushil Devkota

Sushil Devkota
Section of Cell and Developmental Biology,
La Jolla, CA

  • Commentary
    Talk of the Titans: Overview of Crosstalk between Autophagy and the Ubiquitin-proteasome System
    Author(s): Sushil DevkotaSushil Devkota

    E3 ligases attach the ubiquitin (Ub)-tag to the cellular proteins and mark them for degradation in the proteasome [1]. Since everything that is created must be destroyed, the question arises: how are E3 ligases that are apt in degrading their targets themselves degraded? Two modes of E3 ligases degradation have been proposed so far: self-catalyzed ubiquitination and/or ubiquitination by an exogenous E3 ligase [2]. Recently, we proposed a novel mode of E3 ligase regulation that is centered on the ability of autophagy machinery to degrade Really-Interesting New Gene (RING)-domain E3 ligases [3]. This commentary briefly summarizes the current understanding of E3 ligase degradation and highlights our recent study in which we demonstrated the role of autophagy-associated transmembrane protein EI24 as a bridging molecule between the UPS and autophagy by regulating the degradation of several.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2576-1471.1000185

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