Aliases for UBE2M Gene
External Ids for UBE2M Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for UBE2M Gene
The modification of proteins with ubiquitin is an important cellular mechanism for targeting abnormal or short-lived proteins for degradation. Ubiquitination involves at least three classes of enzymes: ubiquitin-activating enzymes, or E1s, ubiquitin-conjugating enzymes, or E2s, and ubiquitin-protein ligases, or E3s. This gene encodes a member of the E2 ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme family. The encoded protein is linked with a ubiquitin-like protein, NEDD8, which can be conjugated to cellular proteins, such as Cdc53/culin. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for UBE2M Gene
UBE2M (Ubiquitin-Conjugating Enzyme E2M) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Immune System and Signaling by GPCR. GO annotations related to this gene include ubiquitin-protein transferase activity and ubiquitin protein ligase activity. An important paralog of this gene is UBE2F-SCLY.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for UBE2M Gene
Accepts the ubiquitin-like protein NEDD8 from the UBA3-NAE1 E1 complex and catalyzes its covalent attachment to other proteins. The specific interaction with the E3 ubiquitin ligase RBX1, but not RBX2, suggests that the RBX1-UBE2M complex neddylates specific target proteins, such as CUL1, CUL2, CUL3 and CUL4. Involved in cell proliferation.