Histone H2B monoubiquitination: roles to play in human malignancy.
Sydney, Australia. In Endocr Relat Cancer, Feb 2015
The H2Bub1 enzymatic cascade involves E3 RING finger ubiquitin ligases, with the main E3 generally accepted to be the RNF20-RNF40 complex, and deubiquitinases including ubiquitin-specific protease 7 (USP7), USP22 and USP44.
Writing and reading H2B monoubiquitylation.
Israel. In Biochim Biophys Acta, 2014
Monoubiquitylation of histone H2B (H2Bub1), catalyzed by the heterodimeric ubiquitin ligase complex RNF20/40, regulates multiple molecular and biological processes.
RAD6-Mediated transcription-coupled H2B ubiquitylation directly stimulates H3K4 methylation in human cells.
New York City, United States. In Cell, 2009
Beyond earlier identification of hBRE1 as the E3 ligase for H2B ubiquitylation in human cells, we now show (1) that hRAD6 serves as the cognate E2-conjugating enzyme; (2) that hRAD6, through direct interaction with hPAF-bound hBRE1, is recruited to transcribed genes and ubiquitylates chromatinized H2B at lysine 120; (3) that hPAF-mediated transcription is required for efficient H2B ubiquitylation as a result of hPAF-dependent recruitment of hBRE1-hRAD6 to the Pol II transcription machinery; (4) that H2B ubiquitylation per se does not affect the level of hPAF-, SII-, and p300-dependent transcription and likely functions downstream; and (5) that H2B ubiquitylation directly stimulates hSET1-dependent H3K4 di- and trimethylation.