USP7 Regulates Cyclin F Protein Stability



November 21, 2022

Aging (Aging-US) published this trending research paper in Volume 14, Issue 21, entitled, “The deubiquitylase USP7 is a novel cyclin F-interacting protein and regulates cyclin F protein stability” by researchers from the Department of Molecular Reproduction, Development and Genetics, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, India; Sri Shankara Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, Bengaluru, India; Department of Surgery, University of Utah Health, Huntsman Cancer Institute, Salt Lake City, UT. DOI - Corresponding author - Savitha S. Sharma - ABSTRACT Cyclin F, unlike canonical and transcriptional cyclins, does not bind or activate any cyclin-dependent kinases. Instead, it harbors an F-box motif and primarily functions as the substrate recognition subunit of the Skp1-Cul1-F-box E3 ubiquitin ligase complex, SCFCyclin F. By targeting specific proteins for ubiquitin-mediated proteasomal degradation, cyclin F plays a critical role in the regulation of centrosomal duplication, DNA replication and repair, and maintenance of genomic stability. Cyclin F abundance and activity are tightly regulated throughout the cell cycle. However, the molecular mechanisms regulating cyclin F are scantily understood. Here, we identify the deubiquitylase USP7 as a novel cyclin F-interacting protein. We observe that USP7 stabilizes cyclin F protein and that this function is independent of the deubiquitylase activity of USP7. Additionally, our data suggest that USP7 is also involved in the regulation of cyclin F mRNA. Pharmacological inhibition of the deubiquitylase activity of USP7 resulted in downregulation of cyclin F mRNA. Sign up for free Altmetric alerts about this article - Keywords - cyclin F, atypical cyclins, USP7, cell cycle, genomic integrity About Aging-US Launched in 2009, Aging-US publishes papers of general interest and biological significance in all fields of aging research and age-related diseases, including cancer—and now, with a special focus on COVID-19 vulnerability as an age-dependent syndrome. Topics in Aging-US go beyond traditional gerontology, including, but not limited to, cellular and molecular biology, human age-related diseases, pathology in model organisms, signal transduction pathways (e.g., p53, sirtuins, and PI-3K/AKT/mTOR, among others), and approaches to modulating these signaling pathways. Please visit our website at​​ and connect with us: SoundCloud - Facebook - Twitter - Instagram - YouTube -​ LinkedIn - Pinterest - Aging-US is published by Impact Journals, LLC:​​ Media Contact 18009220957 MEDIA@IMPACTJOURNALS.COM

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