Cell Adhesion Molecules and Ubiquitination—Functions and Significance
AbstractCell adhesion molecules of the immunoglobulin (Ig) superfamily represent the biggest group of cell adhesion molecules. They have been analyzed since approximately 40 years ago and most of them have been shown to play a role in tumor progression and in the nervous system. All members of the Ig superfamily are intensively posttranslationally modified. However, many aspects of their cellular functions are not yet known. Since a few years ago it is known that some of the Ig superfamily members are modified by ubiquitin. Ubiquitination has classically been described as a proteasomal degradation signal but during the last years it became obvious that it can regulate many other processes including internalization of cell surface molecules and lysosomal sorting. The purpose of this review is to summarize the current knowledge about the ubiquitination of cell adhesion molecules of the Ig superfamily and to discuss its potential physiological roles in tumorigenesis and in the nervous system. View Full-Text
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Homrich, M.; Gotthard, I.; Wobst, H.; Diestel, S. Cell Adhesion Molecules and Ubiquitination—Functions and Significance. Biology 2016, 5, 1.
Homrich M, Gotthard I, Wobst H, Diestel S. Cell Adhesion Molecules and Ubiquitination—Functions and Significance. Biology. 2016; 5(1):1.Chicago/Turabian Style
Homrich, Mirka; Gotthard, Ingo; Wobst, Hilke; Diestel, Simone. 2016. "Cell Adhesion Molecules and Ubiquitination—Functions and Significance." Biology 5, no. 1: 1.
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