Biochim Biophys Acta Proteins Proteom 2022 May 12:140792. Epub 2022 May 12.
School of Basic Medicine, Jiamusi University, Jiamusi, Heilongjiang 154007, China. Electronic address:
As a misfolding protein, almost all of F508del-CFTR is degraded by the ubiquitin-proteasome system before its maturation, which results in no membrane expression of cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) and therefore, no chloride secretion across epithelial cells of cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. The conjugation of ubiquitin (Ub) chains to protein substrates is necessary for the proteasomal degradation of F508del-CFTR. Ubiquitin contains seven lysine (K) residues, all of which can be conjugated to one another, forming poly-ubiquitin chains on substrates, either by mixing together, or by only one type of lysine providing sorting signals for different pathways. Read More