Aliases for UBE2W Gene
External Ids for UBE2W Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for UBE2W Gene
This gene encodes a nuclear-localized ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme (E2) that, along with ubiquitin-activating (E1) and ligating (E3) enzymes, coordinates the addition of a ubiquitin moiety to existing proteins. The encoded protein promotes the ubiquitination of Fanconi anemia complementation group proteins and may be important in the repair of DNA damage. There is a pseudogene for this gene on chromosome 1. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Aug 2012]
GeneCards Summary for UBE2W Gene
UBE2W (Ubiquitin Conjugating Enzyme E2 W (Putative)) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are protein ubiquitylation and Immune System. GO annotations related to this gene include ligase activity and ubiquitin protein ligase binding. An important paralog of this gene is ENSG00000258677.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for UBE2W Gene
Accepts ubiquitin from the E1 complex and catalyzes its covalent attachment to other proteins. Catalyzes monoubiquitination. Involved in degradation of misfolded chaperone substrates by mediating monoubiquitination of STUB1/CHIP, leading to recruitment of ATXN3 to monoubiquitinated STUB1/CHIP, and restriction of the length of ubiquitin chain attached to STUB1/CHIP substrates by ATXN3. After UV irradiation, but not after mitomycin-C (MMC) treatment, acts as a specific E2 ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme for the Fanconi anemia complex by associating with E3 ubiquitin-protein ligase FANCL and catalyzing monoubiquitination of FANCD2, a key step in the DNA damage pathway. In vitro catalyzes Lys-11-linked polyubiquitination. Transfers ubiquitin in complex with RING/U-box type E3s that do not have active site cysteine residues to form thioester bonds with ubiquitin, and preferentially ubiquitinates the N-terminus of substrates, such as ATXN3, STUB1 and SUMO2.