Neural precursor cell expressed developmentally down regulated 8
Neural precursor cell expressed developmentally down regulated gene 8
Neural precursor cell expressed developmentally down-regulated protein 8
Ubiquitin like protein Nedd 8
Ubiquitin like protein Nedd8
Ubiquitin-like protein Nedd8
FunctionUbiquitin-like protein which plays an important role in cell cycle control and embryogenesis. Covalent attachment to its substrates requires prior activation by the E1 complex UBE1C-APPBP1 and linkage to the E2 enzyme UBE2M. Attachment of NEDD8 to cullins activates their associated E3 ubiquitin ligase activity, and thus promotes polyubiquitination and proteasomal degradation of cyclins and other regulatory proteins.
Tissue specificityHighly expressed in heart, skeletal muscle, spleen, thymus, prostate, testis, ovary, colon and leukocytes.
Sequence similaritiesBelongs to the ubiquitin family.
Post-translational modificationsCleavage of precursor form by UCHL3 or SENP8 is necessary for function.