Aliases for FBXW7 Gene
External Ids for FBXW7 Gene
This gene encodes a member of the F-box protein family which is characterized by an approximately 40 amino acid motif, the F-box. The F-box proteins constitute one of the four subunits of ubiquitin protein ligase complex called SCFs (SKP1-cullin-F-box), which function in phosphorylation-dependent ubiquitination. The F-box proteins are divided into 3 classes: Fbws containing WD-40 domains, Fbls containing leucine-rich repeats, and Fbxs containing either different protein-protein interaction modules or no recognizable motifs. The protein encoded by this gene was previously referred to as FBX30, and belongs to the Fbws class; in addition to an F-box, this protein contains 7 tandem WD40 repeats. This protein binds directly to cyclin E and probably targets cyclin E for ubiquitin-mediated degradation. Mutations in this gene are detected in ovarian and breast cancer cell lines, implicating the gene's potential role in the pathogenesis of human cancers. Multiple transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Mar 2012]
GeneCards Summary for FBXW7 Gene
FBXW7 (F-Box And WD Repeat Domain Containing 7, E3 Ubiquitin Protein Ligase) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with FBXW7 include colorectal cancer and breast cancer. Among its related pathways are Signaling by GPCR and Disease. GO annotations related to this gene include sequence-specific DNA binding transcription factor activity. An important paralog of this gene is ZNF106.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for FBXW7 Gene
Substrate recognition component of an SCF (SKP1-CUL1-F-box protein) E3 ubiquitin-protein ligase complex which mediates the ubiquitination and subsequent proteasomal degradation of target proteins. Recognizes and binds phosphorylated sites/phosphodegrons within target proteins and thereafter bring them to the SCF complex for ubiquitination (PubMed:17434132). Identified substrates include cyclin-E (CCNE1 or CCNE2), JUN, MYC, NOTCH1 released notch intracellular domain (NICD), and probably PSEN1 (PubMed:11565034, PubMed:12354302, PubMed:11585921, PubMed:15103331, PubMed:14739463, PubMed:17558397, PubMed:17873522, PubMed:22608923). Acts as a negative regulator of JNK signaling by binding to phosphorylated JUN and promoting its ubiquitination and subsequent degradation (PubMed:14739463).