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Role of the Ubiquitin Proteasome System in Regulating Skin Pigmentation
AbstractPigmentation of the skin, hair and eyes is regulated by tyrosinase, the critical rate-limiting enzyme in melanin synthesis by melanocytes. Tyrosinase is degraded endogenously, at least in part, by the ubiquitin proteasome system (UPS). Several types of inherited hypopigmentary diseases, such as oculocutaneous albinism and Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome, involve the aberrant processing and/or trafficking of tyrosinase and its subsequent degradation which can occur due to the quality-control machinery. Studies on carbohydrate modifications have revealed that tyrosinase in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) is proteolyzed via ER-associated protein degradation and that tyrosinase degradation can also occur following its complete maturation in the Golgi. Among intrinsic factors that regulate the UPS, fatty acids have been shown to modulate tyrosinase degradation in contrasting manners through increased or decreased amounts of ubiquitinated tyrosinase that leads to its accelerated or decelerated degradation by proteasomes.
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Ando, H.; Ichihashi, M.; Hearing, V.J. Role of the Ubiquitin Proteasome System in Regulating Skin Pigmentation. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2009, 10, 4428-4434.View more citation formats
Ando H, Ichihashi M, Hearing VJ. Role of the Ubiquitin Proteasome System in Regulating Skin Pigmentation. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2009; 10(10):4428-4434.Chicago/Turabian Style
Ando, Hideya; Ichihashi, Masamitsu; Hearing, Vincent J. 2009. "Role of the Ubiquitin Proteasome System in Regulating Skin Pigmentation." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 10, no. 10: 4428-4434.