F-Box and WD Repeat Domain Containing 7 (FBXW7) is a member of the F-box protein family which is 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 3 classes: Fbws containing WD-40 domains, Fbls containing leucine-rich repeats, and Fbxs containing either different protein-protein interaction modules or no recognizable motifs. FBXW7 was previously referred to as FBX30, and belongs to the Fbws class; in addition to an F-box, this protein contains 7 tandem WD40 repeats. This protein binds directly to cyclin E and probably targets cyclin E for ubiquitin-mediated degradation. Mutations in this gene are detected in ovarian and breast cancer cell lines, implicating the gene's potential role in the pathogenesis of human cancers. Multiple transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene.
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Protein Aliases: archipelago; Archipelago homolog; DKFZp686F23254; F-box and WD repeat domain containing 7, E3 ubiquitin protein ligase; F-box and WD-40 domain protein 7 (archipelago homolog, Drosophila); F-box and WD-40 domain protein 7, archipelago homolog; F-box and WD-40 domain-containing protein 7; f-box only protein 30; F-box protein FBW7; F-box protein FBX30; F-box protein Fbxw6; F-box protein SEL-10; F-box-WD40 repeat protein 6; F-box/WD repeat-containing protein 7; FLJ11071; FLJ16457; hAgo; hCdc4; homolog of C elegans sel-10; SEL-10
Gene Aliases: 1110001A17Rik; AGO; CDC4; FBW6; FBW7; Fbwd6; FBX30; FBXO30; FBXW6; FBXW7; hAgo; hCdc4; SEL-10; SEL10