Classification and interaction modes of 40 rice E2 ubiquitin-conjugating enzymes with 17 rice ARM-U-box E3 ubiquitin ligases

Hansol Bae, Woo Taek Kim

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Abstract

Rice, a monocot model crop, contains at least 48 putative E2 ubiquitin (Ub)-conjugating enzymes. Based on homology comparisons with 40 Arabidopsis E2 proteins and 35 human E2s, 48 rice E2s were classified into 15 different groups. Yeast two-hybrid analyses using the U-box-domain regions of armadillo (ARM)-U-box E3 Ub-ligases and the Ub-conjugating (UBC) domains of E2s showed that, among 40 rice E2s, 11 E2s accounted for 70% of the interactions with 17 ARM-U-box E3s. Thus, a single E2 could interact with multiple ARM-U-box E3s, suggesting the presence of E2 hubs for E2-E3 interactions in rice. Rice SPL11 ARM-U-box E3 displayed distinct self-ubiquitination patterns, including poly-ubiquitination, mono-ubiquitination, or no ubiquitination, depending on different E2 partners. This suggests that the mode of ubiquitination of SPL11 E3 is critically influenced by individual E2s.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)575-580
Number of pages6
JournalBiochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Volume444
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Feb 21

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology

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