Genetic analysis of the murine Siah gene family

Grant number: 251652

Abstract

The body tightly controls when and where proteins are made. Likewise once a protein has performed its function, it must be removed. Targeted proteolysis serves to reset the cell so that it can respond anew to stimuli that trigger growth and cell development. The Siah proteins are a family of proteins that control the turnover of other proteins. Siah proteins are remarkably highly conserved in evolution, and counterparts of the human proteins can be found in fruitflies, worms and plants. There are three different types of Siah protein in mice and this study investigates the function of the each protein by creating mice that lack one or more of these proteins. Our work to date has revealed tha..

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