Biochemistry 2007 Nov 13;46(44):12764-76. Epub 2007 Oct 13.
Instituto de Biología Molecular y Celular, Universidad Miguel Hernández, 03202 Elche (Alicante), Spain.
The Ring1B is a core subunit protein of the PRC1 (polycomb repressive complex 1), which plays key roles in the regulation of the Homeobox gene expression, X-chromosome inactivation, stem cell self-renewal, and tumorigenesis. The C-terminal region of Ring1B interacts with RYBP, a transcriptional repressor in transiently transfected cells, and also with M33, another transcriptional repressor involved in mesoderm patterning. In this work, we show that the C-terminal domain of Ring1B, C-Ring1B, is a dimer in solution, with a dissociation constant of 200 microM, as shown by NMR, ITC, and analytical gel filtration. Read More