The HECT-type E3 ligase Itch is increasingly being shown to have a vital role in immune regulation. Itch deficiency leads to deleterious inflammatory disorders both in mice and humans. By adding ubiquitin to the key signaling intermediates, Itch functions as a critical regulator of lymphocyte-cell activation, differentiation and immune tolerance. Also, Itch cooperates with deubiquitinating enzymes such as A20 and Cyld to terminate NF-κB signaling and prevent chronic inflammation. This review summarizes recent advances that highlight Itch's role in lymphocyte function and explores recent insights regarding its role as a regulator of inflammatory signaling.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Immunology and Cell Biology|
|State||Published - May 28 2015|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Immunology and Allergy
- Cell Biology