cl28922: Ubiquitin_like_fold Superfamily
Beta-grasp ubiquitin-like foldUbiquitin is a protein modifier that is involved in various cellular processes including transcriptional regulation, cell cycle control, and DNA repair in eukaryotes. The ubiquitination process comprises a cascade of E1, E2 and E3 enzymes that results in a covalent bond between the C-terminus of ubiquitin and the epsilon-amino group of a substrate lysine. Ubiquitin-like proteins have similar ubiquitin beta-grasp fold and attach to other proteins in a ubiquitin-like manner but with biochemically distinct roles. Ubiquitin and ubiquitin-like proteins conjugate and deconjugate via ligases and peptidases to covalently modify target polypeptides. Some other ubiquitin-like domains have adaptor roles in ubiquitin-signaling by mediating protein-protein interaction. In addition to Ubiquitin-like (Ubl) domain, Ras-associating (RA) domain, F0/F1 sub-domain of FERM (Four.1 protein, Ezrin, Radixin, Moesin) domain, TGS (ThrRS, GTPase and SpoT) domain, Ras-binding domain (RBD), Ubiquitin regulatory domain X (UBX), Dublecortin-like domain, and RING finger- and WD40-associated ubiquitin-like (RAWUL) domain have beta-grasp ubiquitin-like folds, and are included in this superfamily.