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fbxw8

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Official Full Name
F-box and WD repeat domain containing 8
Background
This gene encodes a member of the F-box protein family, members of which are characterized by an approximately 40 amino acid motif, the F-box. The F-box proteins constitute one of the four subunits of ubiquitin protein ligase complex called SCFs (SKP1-cullin-F-box), which function in phosphorylation-dependent ubiquitination. The F-box proteins are divided into three classes: Fbws containing WD-40 domains, Fbls containing leucine-rich repeats, and Fbxs containing either different protein-protein interaction modules or no recognizable motifs. The protein encoded by this gene contains a WD-40 domain, in addition to an F-box motif, so it belongs to the Fbw class. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding distinct isoforms have been identified for this gene.
Synonyms
FBXW8; F-box and WD repeat domain containing 8; F box and WD 40 domain protein 8 , F box only protein 29 , FBXO29; F-box/WD repeat-containing protein 8; FBW6; FBW8; FBX29; F box/WD repeat containing protein 8; F box and WD40 domain containing protein 8; F box only protein 29; FBXO29; FBXW6; F-box only protein 29; F-box and WD-40 domain protein 8; F-box and WD-40 domain-containing protein 8; zgc:172294