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The eight mammalian Cbx proteins are chromodomain-containing proteins involved in regulation of heterochromatin, gene expression, and developmental programs. They are evolutionarily related to the Drosophila HP1 (dHP1) and Pc (dPc) proteins that are key components of chromatin-associated complexes capable of recognizing repressive marks such as(More)
Ubiquitylation is fundamental for the regulation of the stability and function of p53 and c-Myc. The E3 ligase Pirh2 has been reported to polyubiquitylate p53 and to mediate its proteasomal degradation. Here, using Pirh2 deficient mice, we report that Pirh2 is important for the in vivo regulation of p53 stability in response to DNA damage. We also(More)
Using an expression cloning approach, we identify CUL7, a member of the cullin family, as a functional inhibitor of Myc-induced apoptosis. Deregulated expression of the Myc onco-gene drives cellular proliferation yet also sensitizes cells to undergo p53-dependent and p53-independent apoptosis. Here, we report that CUL7 exerts its antiapoptotic function(More)
15N¿(31)P¿ REDOR NMR experiments were applied to lyophilized binary complexes of 3-deoxy-D-manno-2-octulosonate-8-phosphate synthase (KDO8PS), with each of its natural substrates, phosphoenolpyruvate (PEP) and arabinose-5-phsophate (A5P), and with a mechanism-based inhibitor (K(i) = 0.4 microM), directly characterizing the active site basic residues(More)
The epigenetic inheritance of DNA methylation requires UHRF1, a histone- and DNA-binding RING E3 ubiquitin ligase that recruits DNMT1 to sites of newly replicated DNA through ubiquitylation of histone H3. UHRF1 binds DNA with selectivity towards hemi-methylated CpGs (HeDNA); however, the contribution of HeDNA sensing to UHRF1 function remains elusive. Here,(More)
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