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Human WWP2 Gene cDNA Clone (full-length ORF Clone)

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WWP2cDNA Clone Product Information
cDNA Size:2613
cDNA Description:ORF Clone of Homo sapiens WW domain containing E3 ubiquitin protein ligase 2 DNA.
Gene Synonym:AIP2, WWp2-like, WWP2
Vector:pGEM-T Vector
Restriction Site:
Tag Sequence:
Sequence Description:Identical with the Gene Bank Ref. ID sequence except for the point mutation 1311 C/T and 2494 C/T, not causing the amino acid variation.
Shipping_carrier:Each tube contains approximately 10 μg of lyophilized plasmid.
Storage:The lyophilized plasmid can be stored at ambient temperature for three months.
pGEM-T Vector Information

The pGEM-T is 3kb in length, and contains the amplicin resistance gene, conferring selection of the plasmid in E. coli, and the ori site which is the bacterial origin of replication. The plasmid has multiple cloning sites as shown below. The coding sequence was inserted by TA cloning. Many E. coli strains are suitable for the propagation of this vector including JM109, DH5α and TOP10.

pGEM-T Simple Usage Suggestion:

The coding sequence can be easily obtained by digesting the vector with proper restriction enzyme(s). The coding sequence can also be amplified by PCR with M13 primers, or primer pair SP6 and T7.

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WWP2 contains 1 C2 domain, 1 HECT (E6AP-type E3 ubiquitin-protein ligase) domain and 4 WW domains. It is an E3 ubiquitin-protein ligase which accepts ubiquitin from an E2 ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme in the form of a thioester and then directly transfers the ubiquitin to targeted substrates. WWP2 can be detected in heart, throughout the brain, placenta, lung, liver, muscle, kidney and pancreas. It is also expressed in spleen and peripheral blood leukocytes. WWP2 polyubiquitinates POU5F1 by 'Lys-63'-linked conjugation and promotes it to proteasomal degradation; in embryonic stem cells (ESCs) the ubiquitination is proposed to regulate POU5F1 protein level. WWP2 ubiquitinates EGR2 and promotes it to proteasomal degradation; in T-cells the ubiquitination inhibits activation-induced cell death. It also ubiquitinates SLC11A2; the ubiquitination is enhanced by presence of NDFIP1 and NDFIP2. WWP2 ubiquitinates RPB1 and promotes it to proteasomal degradation.

  • McDonald FJ, et al. (2002) Ubiquitin-protein ligase WWP2 binds to and downregulates the epithelial Na(+) channel. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 283 (3): F431-6.
  • Soond SM, et al. (2011) Selective targeting of activating and inhibitory Smads by distinct WWP2 ubiquitin ligase isoforms differentially modulates TGFβ signalling and EMT. Oncogene. 30 (21): 2451-62.
  • Marcucci R, et al. (2011) Pin1 and WWP2 regulate GluR2 Q/R site RNA editing by ADAR2 with opposing effects. EMBO J. 30 (20): 4211-22.
  • Maddika S, et al. (2011) WWP2 is an E3 ubiquitin ligase for PTEN. Nat Cell Biol. 13 (6): 728-33.
  • Xu H, et al. (2009) WWP2 promotes degradation of transcription factor OCT4 in human embryonic stem cells. Cell Res. 19 (5): 561-73.
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