Gene Symbol: TRAF6
Description: TNF receptor associated factor 6
Alias: MGC:3310, RNF85, TNF receptor-associated factor 6, E3 ubiquitin-protein ligase TRAF6, RING finger protein 85, RING-type E3 ubiquitin transferase TRAF6, TNF receptor-associated factor 6, E3 ubiquitin protein ligase, interleukin-1 signal transducer
Species: human
Products:     TRAF6

Top Publications

  1. Deng L, Wang C, Spencer E, Yang L, Braun A, You J, et al. Activation of the IkappaB kinase complex by TRAF6 requires a dimeric ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme complex and a unique polyubiquitin chain. Cell. 2000;103:351-61 pubmed
    b>TRAF6 is a signal transducer in the NF-kappaB pathway that activates IkappaB kinase (IKK) in response to proinflammatory cytokines. We have purified a heterodimeric protein complex that links TRAF6 to IKK activation...
  2. Kanayama A, Seth R, Sun L, Ea C, Hong M, Shaito A, et al. TAB2 and TAB3 activate the NF-kappaB pathway through binding to polyubiquitin chains. Mol Cell. 2004;15:535-48 pubmed
    ..TAK1 is in turn activated by TRAF6, a RING domain ubiquitin ligase that facilitates the synthesis of lysine 63-linked polyubiquitin chains...
  3. Walsh M, Kim G, Maurizio P, Molnar E, Choi Y. TRAF6 autoubiquitination-independent activation of the NFkappaB and MAPK pathways in response to IL-1 and RANKL. PLoS ONE. 2008;3:e4064 pubmed publisher
    The adapter protein TRAF6 is critical for mediating signal transduction from members of the IL-1R/TLR and TNFR superfamilies...
  4. Ye H, Arron J, Lamothe B, Cirilli M, Kobayashi T, Shevde N, et al. Distinct molecular mechanism for initiating TRAF6 signalling. Nature. 2002;418:443-7 pubmed
    Tumour-necrosis factor (TNF) receptor-associated factor 6 (TRAF6) is the only TRAF family member that participates in signal transduction of both the TNF receptor (TNFR) superfamily and the interleukin-1 receptor (IL-1R)/Toll-like ..
  5. Sebban Benin H, Pescatore A, Fusco F, Pascuale V, Gautheron J, Yamaoka S, et al. Identification of TRAF6-dependent NEMO polyubiquitination sites through analysis of a new NEMO mutation causing incontinentia pigmenti. Hum Mol Genet. 2007;16:2805-15 pubmed
    ..was found to impair TNF-, IL-1-, LPS- and PMA/ionomycin-induced NF-kappaB activation, as well as to disrupt TRAF6-dependent NEMO polyubiquitination, due to a defective NEMO/TRAF6 interaction...
  6. Nakamura K, Kimple A, Siderovski D, Johnson G. PB1 domain interaction of p62/sequestosome 1 and MEKK3 regulates NF-kappaB activation. J Biol Chem. 2010;285:2077-89 pubmed publisher
    ..p62 encodes an N-terminal PB1 domain in addition to the ZZ domain, TRAF6-binding domain, LC3 interaction region, and ubiquitin-associated domain, each critical for the physiological ..
  7. Wang Y, Tang Y, Teng L, Wu Y, Zhao X, Pei G. Association of beta-arrestin and TRAF6 negatively regulates Toll-like receptor-interleukin 1 receptor signaling. Nat Immunol. 2006;7:139-47 pubmed
    Tumor necrosis factor receptor-associated factor 6 (TRAF6) is critical for mediating Toll-like receptor (TLR)-interleukin 1 receptor (IL-1R) signaling and subsequent activation of NF-kappaB and AP-1, transcriptional activators of innate ..
  8. Sanz L, Diaz Meco M, Nakano H, Moscat J. The atypical PKC-interacting protein p62 channels NF-kappaB activation by the IL-1-TRAF6 pathway. EMBO J. 2000;19:1576-86 pubmed
    ..that the inhibition of the aPKCs or the down-regulation of p62 severely abrogates NF-kappaB activation by IL-1 and TRAF6, suggesting that both proteins are critical intermediaries in this pathway...
  9. Yang W, Wang J, Chan C, Lee S, Campos A, Lamothe B, et al. The E3 ligase TRAF6 regulates Akt ubiquitination and activation. Science. 2009;325:1134-8 pubmed publisher
    ..b>TRAF6 was found to be a direct E3 ligase for Akt and was essential for Akt ubiquitination, membrane recruitment, and ..

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Publications120 found, 100 shown here

  1. Qu F, Gao H, Zhu S, Shi P, Zhang Y, Liu Y, et al. TRAF6-dependent Act1 phosphorylation by the I?B kinase-related kinases suppresses interleukin-17-induced NF-?B activation. Mol Cell Biol. 2012;32:3925-37 pubmed publisher
    ..IL-17 receptor (IL-17R)-proximal signaling complex (IL-17R-Act1-TRAF6) is essential for IL-17-mediated NF-?B activation, while IL-17-mediated mRNA stability is TRAF6 independent...
  2. Wu L, Nakano H, Wu Z. The C-terminal activating region 2 of the Epstein-Barr virus-encoded latent membrane protein 1 activates NF-kappaB through TRAF6 and TAK1. J Biol Chem. 2006;281:2162-9 pubmed
    ..was previously shown to be TRAF3-dependent, we showed here that the CTAR2-mediated NF-kappaB activation is mainly TRAF6-dependent but TRAF2/5-independent...
  3. Lamothe B, Webster W, Gopinathan A, Besse A, Campos A, Darnay B. TRAF6 ubiquitin ligase is essential for RANKL signaling and osteoclast differentiation. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2007;359:1044-9 pubmed
    Tumor necrosis factor receptor-associated factor 6 (TRAF6), the crucial adaptor molecule of receptor activator of NF-kappaB (RANK), plays an essential role in governing the formation of multi-nucleated osteoclasts...
  4. Geetha T, Jiang J, Wooten M. Lysine 63 polyubiquitination of the nerve growth factor receptor TrkA directs internalization and signaling. Mol Cell. 2005;20:301-12 pubmed
    ..TrkA is a substrate of tumor necrosis factor receptor-associated factor 6 (TRAF6), and expression of K63R mutant ubiquitin or an absence of TRAF6 abrogated TrkA polyubiquitination and ..
  5. Geetha T, Kenchappa R, Wooten M, Carter B. TRAF6-mediated ubiquitination regulates nuclear translocation of NRIF, the p75 receptor interactor. EMBO J. 2005;24:3859-68 pubmed
    b>TRAF6 is an E3 ubiquitin ligase that mediates signaling from members of the tumor necrosis factor and Toll-like receptor superfamilies, including the p75 neurotrophin receptor...
  6. Jadhav T, Geetha T, Jiang J, Wooten M. Identification of a consensus site for TRAF6/p62 polyubiquitination. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2008;371:521-4 pubmed publisher
    Tumor necrosis factor receptor-associated factor 6 (TRAF6) is an ubiquitin ligase that regulates a diverse array of physiological processes via forming Lys-63 linked polyubiquitin chains...
  7. Khursigara G, Orlinick J, Chao M. Association of the p75 neurotrophin receptor with TRAF6. J Biol Chem. 1999;274:2597-600 pubmed
    ..Here we report a specific interaction between p75 and TRAF6 (tumor necrosis factor receptor-associated factor-6) after transient transfection in HEK293T cells...
  8. Babu J, Geetha T, Wooten M. Sequestosome 1/p62 shuttles polyubiquitinated tau for proteasomal degradation. J Neurochem. 2005;94:192-203 pubmed to aggregates isolated from AD but not control brain, along with the E3 ubiquitin ligase, TRAF6. This interaction could be recapitulated by co-transfection in HEK293 cells...
  9. Abbott D, Yang Y, Hutti J, Madhavarapu S, Kelliher M, Cantley L. Coordinated regulation of Toll-like receptor and NOD2 signaling by K63-linked polyubiquitin chains. Mol Cell Biol. 2007;27:6012-25 pubmed
    ..This ubiquitination is partially accomplished through the E3 ubiquitin ligase TRAF6. TRAF6 is activated by NOD2, and this activation is lost with a major Crohn's disease-associated NOD2 allele, ..
  10. Yamashita M, Fatyol K, Jin C, Wang X, Liu Z, Zhang Y. TRAF6 mediates Smad-independent activation of JNK and p38 by TGF-beta. Mol Cell. 2008;31:918-24 pubmed publisher
    ..We report here that TRAF6 is specifically required for the Smad-independent activation of JNK and p38, and its carboxyl TRAF homology domain ..
  11. Yamazaki K, Gohda J, Kanayama A, Miyamoto Y, Sakurai H, Yamamoto M, et al. Two mechanistically and temporally distinct NF-kappaB activation pathways in IL-1 signaling. Sci Signal. 2009;2:ra66 pubmed publisher
    ..the transient formation of a signaling complex that included tumor necrosis factor receptor-associated factor 6 (TRAF6), MEKK3, and TAK1...
  12. Sun L, Deng L, Ea C, Xia Z, Chen Z. The TRAF6 ubiquitin ligase and TAK1 kinase mediate IKK activation by BCL10 and MALT1 in T lymphocytes. Mol Cell. 2004;14:289-301 pubmed
    ..Here we present evidence that TRAF6 ubiquitin ligase and TAK1 protein kinase mediate IKK activation by BCL10 and MALT1...
  13. Yoshida H, Jono H, Kai H, Li J. The tumor suppressor cylindromatosis (CYLD) acts as a negative regulator for toll-like receptor 2 signaling via negative cross-talk with TRAF6 AND TRAF7. J Biol Chem. 2005;280:41111-21 pubmed
    ..PGN), MALP-2, and Pam3CSK4 induces activation of IKKs-IkappaBalpha and MKK3/6-p38 pathways not only by TRAF6 but also by TRAF7, a recently identified TRAF family member...
  14. Li S, Strelow A, Fontana E, Wesche H. IRAK-4: a novel member of the IRAK family with the properties of an IRAK-kinase. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2002;99:5567-72 pubmed
    ..IRAK-4 is the closest human homolog to Pelle. Endogenous IRAK-4 interacts with IRAK-1 and TRAF6 in an IL-1-dependent manner, and overexpression of IRAK-4 can activate NF-kappa B as well as mitogen-activated ..
  15. Wang Y, Li L, Han K, Zhai Z, Shu H. A20 is a potent inhibitor of TLR3- and Sendai virus-induced activation of NF-kappaB and ISRE and IFN-beta promoter. FEBS Lett. 2004;576:86-90 pubmed
    ..These data suggest that A20 targets TRIF to inhibit TLR3-mediated induction of IFN-beta transcription and functions as a feedback negative regulator for TLR3 signaling and cellular anti-viral response. ..
  16. Mercier P, Lewis M, Hau D, Saltibus L, Xiao W, Spyracopoulos L. Structure, interactions, and dynamics of the RING domain from human TRAF6. Protein Sci. 2007;16:602-14 pubmed
    ..responsible for activation of the transcription factor NF-kappaB involves Lys63-linked polyubiquitination of TRAF6. Covalent attachment of ubiquitin (Ub) to TRAF6, and subsequent poly(Ub) chain synthesis, is catalyzed by the ..
  17. Kim J, Ozato K. The sequestosome 1/p62 attenuates cytokine gene expression in activated macrophages by inhibiting IFN regulatory factor 8 and TNF receptor-associated factor 6/NF-kappaB activity. J Immunol. 2009;182:2131-40 pubmed publisher
    ..Together, p62 may provide a mechanism by which to control excessive inflammatory responses after macrophage activation. ..
  18. Liu C, Qian W, Qian Y, Giltiay N, Lu Y, Swaidani S, et al. Act1, a U-box E3 ubiquitin ligase for IL-17 signaling. Sci Signal. 2009;2:ra63 pubmed publisher
    ..complex, Act1 mediated the lysine-63-linked ubiquitination of tumor necrosis factor receptor-associated factor 6 (TRAF6), a component of IL-17-mediated signaling...
  19. Shembade N, Harhaj N, Liebl D, Harhaj E. Essential role for TAX1BP1 in the termination of TNF-alpha-, IL-1- and LPS-mediated NF-kappaB and JNK signaling. EMBO J. 2007;26:3910-22 pubmed
    ..and LPS-mediated IKK and JNK activation is elevated and persistent owing to enhanced ubiquitination of RIP1 and TRAF6. Furthermore, in the absence of TAX1BP1, A20 is impaired in RIP1 binding, deubiquitination of TRAF6 and inhibition ..
  20. Sasai M, Tatematsu M, Oshiumi H, Funami K, Matsumoto M, Hatakeyama S, et al. Direct binding of TRAF2 and TRAF6 to TICAM-1/TRIF adaptor participates in activation of the Toll-like receptor 3/4 pathway. Mol Immunol. 2010;47:1283-91 pubmed publisher
    ..By mutation of the two distinct binding sites for TRAF2 and TRAF6 in N+TIR TICAM-1, the induction of IFN-beta was completely abrogated...
  21. Lee H, Jang S, Kim H, Yoon J, Chung K. PINK1 stimulates interleukin-1?-mediated inflammatory signaling via the positive regulation of TRAF6 and TAK1. Cell Mol Life Sci. 2012;69:3301-15 pubmed publisher
    ..We show that PINK1 specifically binds to TRAF6 and TAK1, and facilitates the autodimerization and autoubiquitination of TRAF6...
  22. Kanamori M, Kai C, Hayashizaki Y, Suzuki H. NF-kappaB activator Act1 associates with IL-1/Toll pathway adaptor molecule TRAF6. FEBS Lett. 2002;532:241-6 pubmed
    ..We identified and confirmed that Act1 interacts with tumor necrosis factor receptor-associated factor 6 (TRAF6); notably, Act1 binds to TRAF6 only among TRAF family proteins...
  23. Ma Q, Zhou L, Shi H, Huo K. NUMBL interacts with TAB2 and inhibits TNFalpha and IL-1beta-induced NF-kappaB activation. Cell Signal. 2008;20:1044-51 pubmed publisher
    ..NUMBL also inhibited TAB2, TAK1, TRAF6 and RIP-induced activation of NF-kappaB in a dose-dependent manner...
  24. Zucchelli S, Codrich M, Marcuzzi F, Pinto M, Vilotti S, Biagioli M, et al. TRAF6 promotes atypical ubiquitination of mutant DJ-1 and alpha-synuclein and is localized to Lewy bodies in sporadic Parkinson's disease brains. Hum Mol Genet. 2010;19:3759-70 pubmed publisher
    ..In this study, we identify the E3 ubiquitin ligase tumor necrosis factor-receptor associated factor 6 (TRAF6) as a common player in genetic and sporadic cases. TRAF6 binds misfolded mutant DJ-1 and aSYN...
  25. Yuk J, Shin D, Lee H, Kim J, Kim S, Jin H, et al. The orphan nuclear receptor SHP acts as a negative regulator in inflammatory signaling triggered by Toll-like receptors. Nat Immunol. 2011;12:742-51 pubmed publisher
    ..both a repressor of transactivation of the NF-?B subunit p65 and an inhibitor of polyubiquitination of the adaptor TRAF6. SHP-mediated inhibition of signaling via the TLR was mimicked by macrophage-stimulating protein (MSP), a strong ..
  26. Sun H, Li X, Meng Y, Fan L, Li M, Fang J. TRAF6 upregulates expression of HIF-1? and promotes tumor angiogenesis. Cancer Res. 2013;73:4950-9 pubmed publisher
    TNF receptor (TNFR)-associated factor TRAF6 is a key activator of NF-?B, playing a critical role in the regulation of innate immune responses and their connection to adaptive immune responses...
  27. Heyninck K, Beyaert R. The cytokine-inducible zinc finger protein A20 inhibits IL-1-induced NF-kappaB activation at the level of TRAF6. FEBS Lett. 1999;442:147-50 pubmed IL-1 is mediated by activation of the transcription factor NF-kappaB, and requires the signal adapter protein TRAF6. The latter interacts with the NF-kappaB-inducing kinase NIK, which is believed to be part of the IkappaB kinase ..
  28. Davies C, Mak T, Young L, Eliopoulos A. TRAF6 is required for TRAF2-dependent CD40 signal transduction in nonhemopoietic cells. Mol Cell Biol. 2005;25:9806-19 pubmed
    ..In this study we present evidence that the CD40-interacting proteins TRAF2 and TRAF6 play an important physiological role in CD40 signaling in nonhemopoietic cells...
  29. Shi M, Deng W, Bi E, Mao K, Ji Y, Lin G, et al. TRIM30 alpha negatively regulates TLR-mediated NF-kappa B activation by targeting TAB2 and TAB3 for degradation. Nat Immunol. 2008;9:369-77 pubmed publisher
    ..Our results collectively indicate that TRIM30alpha negatively regulates TLR-mediated NF-kappaB activation by targeting degradation of TAB2 and TAB3 by a 'feedback' mechanism. ..
  30. Murata H, Sakaguchi M, Kataoka K, Huh N. SARM1 and TRAF6 bind to and stabilize PINK1 on depolarized mitochondria. Mol Biol Cell. 2013;24:2772-84 pubmed publisher
    ..complex with sterile ? and TIR motif containing 1 (SARM1) and tumor necrosis factor receptor-associated factor 6 (TRAF6), which is important for import of PINK1 in the outer membrane and stabilization of PINK1 on depolarized ..
  31. Li X, Commane M, Jiang Z, Stark G. IL-1-induced NFkappa B and c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK) activation diverge at IL-1 receptor-associated kinase (IRAK). Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2001;98:4461-5 pubmed
    ..These studies reveal that the IL-1-induced signaling pathways leading to NFkappaB and JNK activation diverge either at IRAK or at a point nearer to the receptor. ..
  32. Jiang Z, Mak T, Sen G, Li X. Toll-like receptor 3-mediated activation of NF-kappaB and IRF3 diverges at Toll-IL-1 receptor domain-containing adapter inducing IFN-beta. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2004;101:3533-8 pubmed
    ..Instead, TRAF6, TAK1, and TAB2 are recruited to TLR3 on poly(I.C) stimulation...
  33. Uemura N, Kajino T, Sanjo H, Sato S, Akira S, Matsumoto K, et al. TAK1 is a component of the Epstein-Barr virus LMP1 complex and is essential for activation of JNK but not of NF-kappaB. J Biol Chem. 2006;281:7863-72 pubmed
    ..Genetic analysis has revealed that tumor necrosis factor receptor-associated factor 6 (TRAF6) is an indispensable intermediate of LMP1 signaling leading to activation of both NF-kappaB and JNK...
  34. Bai S, Zha J, Zhao H, Ross F, Teitelbaum S. Tumor necrosis factor receptor-associated factor 6 is an intranuclear transcriptional coactivator in osteoclasts. J Biol Chem. 2008;283:30861-7 pubmed publisher
    Tumor necrosis factor receptor-associated factor 6 (TRAF6) associates with the cytoplasmic domain of receptor activator of NF-kappaB (RANK) and is an essential component of the signaling complex mediating osteoclastogenesis...
  35. Yin Q, Lin S, Lamothe B, Lu M, Lo Y, Hura G, et al. E2 interaction and dimerization in the crystal structure of TRAF6. Nat Struct Mol Biol. 2009;16:658-66 pubmed publisher
    ..Here we report the crystal structures of TRAF6 and its complex with the ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme (E2) Ubc13...
  36. Marinis J, Homer C, McDonald C, Abbott D. A novel motif in the Crohn's disease susceptibility protein, NOD2, allows TRAF4 to down-regulate innate immune responses. J Biol Chem. 2011;286:1938-50 pubmed publisher
    ..This work identifies a novel negative regulator of NOD2 signaling. Additionally, it defines a TRAF4 binding motif within NOD2 involved in termination of innate immune signaling responses. ..
  37. Bruneau S, Datta D, Flaxenburg J, Pal S, Briscoe D. TRAF6 inhibits proangiogenic signals in endothelial cells and regulates the expression of vascular endothelial growth factor. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2012;419:66-71 pubmed publisher
    ..Paradoxically, rather than inhibiting VEGF expression, we found that knockdown of TRAF6 resulted in a 4-6-fold increase in basal VEGF promoter activity compared to control siRNA-transfected EC (P<0...
  38. Wooten M, Seibenhener M, Mamidipudi V, Diaz Meco M, Barker P, Moscat J. The atypical protein kinase C-interacting protein p62 is a scaffold for NF-kappaB activation by nerve growth factor. J Biol Chem. 2001;276:7709-12 pubmed
    ..Here we show that the atypical protein kinase C-interacting protein, p62, which binds TRAF6, selectively interacts with TrkA but not p75. In contrast, TRAF6 interacts with p75 but not TrkA...
  39. Huang Q, Yang J, Lin Y, Walker C, Cheng J, Liu Z, et al. Differential regulation of interleukin 1 receptor and Toll-like receptor signaling by MEKK3. Nat Immunol. 2004;5:98-103 pubmed
    ..complex of MyD88, IL-1R-associated protein kinase (IRAK) and tumor necrosis factor receptor-associated factor 6 (TRAF6), which is believed to function 'upstream' of the cascades of IkappaB kinase (IKK) and nuclear factor-kappaB (NF-..
  40. Verstak B, Nagpal K, Bottomley S, Golenbock D, Hertzog P, Mansell A. MyD88 adapter-like (Mal)/TIRAP interaction with TRAF6 is critical for TLR2- and TLR4-mediated NF-kappaB proinflammatory responses. J Biol Chem. 2009;284:24192-203 pubmed publisher
    ..We have previously reported an interaction between Mal and tumor necrosis factor receptor-associated factor 6 (TRAF6) via a TRAF6-binding motif, the disruption of which inhibited TLR-mediated NF-kappaB-luciferase reporter activity...
  41. Zhang X, Zhang J, Zhang L, van Dam H, Ten Dijke P. UBE2O negatively regulates TRAF6-mediated NF-?B activation by inhibiting TRAF6 polyubiquitination. Cell Res. 2013;23:366-77 pubmed publisher
    Tumor necrosis factor (TNF) receptor-associated factor 6 (TRAF6) is a key regulator of the activation of transcription factor NF-?B by the interleukin-1 receptor (IL-1R)/Toll-like receptor (TLR) superfamily...
  42. Bremm A, Freund S, Komander D. Lys11-linked ubiquitin chains adopt compact conformations and are preferentially hydrolyzed by the deubiquitinase Cezanne. Nat Struct Mol Biol. 2010;17:939-47 pubmed publisher
    ..Our data highlight the intrinsic specificity of the ubiquitin system that extends to Lys11-linked chains and emphasize that differentially linked polyubiquitin chains must be regarded as independent post-translational modifications. ..
  43. Windheim M, Stafford M, Peggie M, Cohen P. Interleukin-1 (IL-1) induces the Lys63-linked polyubiquitination of IL-1 receptor-associated kinase 1 to facilitate NEMO binding and the activation of IkappaBalpha kinase. Mol Cell Biol. 2008;28:1783-91 pubmed publisher
    ..Our data suggest a model in which the recruitment of the NEMO-IKK complex to K63-pUb-IRAK1 and the recruitment of the TAK1 complex to TRAF6 facilitate the TAK1-catalyzed activation of IKK by the TRAF6-IRAK1 complex.
  44. Paul P, Kumar A. TRAF6 coordinates the activation of autophagy and ubiquitin-proteasome systems in atrophying skeletal muscle. Autophagy. 2011;7:555-6 pubmed
    ..Tumor necrosis factor receptor (TNFR)-associated factor 6 (TRAF6) is an important adaptor protein involved in receptor-mediated activation of various signaling pathways in ..
  45. Yasunaga J, Lin F, Lu X, Jeang K. Ubiquitin-specific peptidase 20 targets TRAF6 and human T cell leukemia virus type 1 tax to negatively regulate NF-kappaB signaling. J Virol. 2011;85:6212-9 pubmed publisher
    ..Here, we report that ubiquitin-specific peptidase USP20 deubiquitinates TRAF6 and Tax and suppresses interleukin 1β (IL-1β)- and Tax-induced NF-κB activation...
  46. Baud V, Liu Z, Bennett B, Suzuki N, Xia Y, Karin M. Signaling by proinflammatory cytokines: oligomerization of TRAF2 and TRAF6 is sufficient for JNK and IKK activation and target gene induction via an amino-terminal effector domain. Genes Dev. 1999;13:1297-308 pubmed
    ..The TNF-alpha and IL-1 signals are transduced through TRAF2 and TRAF6, respectively. Overexpressed TRAF2 or TRAF6 activate JNK, p38, or IKK in the absence of extracellular stimulation...
  47. Wajant H, Henkler F, Scheurich P. The TNF-receptor-associated factor family: scaffold molecules for cytokine receptors, kinases and their regulators. Cell Signal. 2001;13:389-400 pubmed
    ..In this review, we address the structural and molecular basis of TRAF protein functions and highlight their role in cytokine signalling. ..
  48. Boone D, Turer E, Lee E, Ahmad R, Wheeler M, Tsui C, et al. The ubiquitin-modifying enzyme A20 is required for termination of Toll-like receptor responses. Nat Immunol. 2004;5:1052-60 pubmed
    ..A20 accomplished this biochemically by directly removing ubiquitin moieties from the signaling molecule TRAF6. The critical function of this deubiquitinating enzyme in the restriction of TLR signals emphasizes the importance ..
  49. Lamothe B, Campos A, Webster W, Gopinathan A, Hur L, Darnay B. The RING domain and first zinc finger of TRAF6 coordinate signaling by interleukin-1, lipopolysaccharide, and RANKL. J Biol Chem. 2008;283:24871-80 pubmed publisher
    b>TRAF6, a crucial adaptor molecule in innate and adaptive immunity, contains three distinct functional domains...
  50. Ning S, Campos A, Darnay B, Bentz G, Pagano J. TRAF6 and the three C-terminal lysine sites on IRF7 are required for its ubiquitination-mediated activation by the tumor necrosis factor receptor family member latent membrane protein 1. Mol Cell Biol. 2008;28:6536-46 pubmed publisher
    ..Biol. 27:2910-2918, 2007). In this study, with the use of small interfering RNA and TNFR-associated factor 6 (TRAF6) knockout cells, we first show that TRAF6 and its E3 ligase activity are required for LMP1-stimulated IRF7 ..
  51. Ninomiya Tsuji J, Kishimoto K, Hiyama A, Inoue J, Cao Z, Matsumoto K. The kinase TAK1 can activate the NIK-I kappaB as well as the MAP kinase cascade in the IL-1 signalling pathway. Nature. 1999;398:252-6 pubmed
    ..cascade that leads to activation of the transcription factor NF-kappaB and is relayed through the protein TRAF6 and a succession of kinase enzymes, including NF-kappaB-inducing kinase (NIK) and I kappaB kinases (IKKs)...
  52. Takaesu G, Kishida S, Hiyama A, Yamaguchi K, Shibuya H, Irie K, et al. TAB2, a novel adaptor protein, mediates activation of TAK1 MAPKKK by linking TAK1 to TRAF6 in the IL-1 signal transduction pathway. Mol Cell. 2000;5:649-58 pubmed
    ..we report the identification of TAB2, a novel intermediate in the IL-1 pathway that functionally links TAK1 to TRAF6. Expression of TAB2 induces JNK and NF-kappaB activation, whereas a dominant-negative mutant TAB2 impairs their ..
  53. Seibenhener M, Babu J, Geetha T, Wong H, Krishna N, Wooten M. Sequestosome 1/p62 is a polyubiquitin chain binding protein involved in ubiquitin proteasome degradation. Mol Cell Biol. 2004;24:8055-68 pubmed
    ..Altogether, our results support the hypothesis that p62 may act as a critical ubiquitin chain-targeting factor that shuttles substrates for proteasomal degradation. ..
  54. Kishida S, Sanjo H, Akira S, Matsumoto K, Ninomiya Tsuji J. TAK1-binding protein 2 facilitates ubiquitination of TRAF6 and assembly of TRAF6 with IKK in the IL-1 signaling pathway. Genes Cells. 2005;10:447-54 pubmed
    ..adaptor that links TAK1 to an upstream signaling intermediate, tumor necrosis factor receptor-associated factor 6 (TRAF6). Recently, ubiquitination of TRAF6 was shown to play an essential role in the activation of TAK1...
  55. Martin P, Diaz Meco M, Moscat J. The signaling adapter p62 is an important mediator of T helper 2 cell function and allergic airway inflammation. EMBO J. 2006;25:3524-33 pubmed
  56. Muroi M, Tanamoto K. TRAF6 distinctively mediates MyD88- and IRAK-1-induced activation of NF-kappaB. J Leukoc Biol. 2008;83:702-7 pubmed is known that expression of these proteins leads to the activation of NF-kappaB in a TNFR-associated factor 6 (TRAF6)-dependent manner...
  57. Tao M, Scacheri P, Marinis J, Harhaj E, Matesic L, Abbott D. ITCH K63-ubiquitinates the NOD2 binding protein, RIP2, to influence inflammatory signaling pathways. Curr Biol. 2009;19:1255-63 pubmed publisher
    ..These findings suggest that ITCH helps regulate NOD2-dependent signal transduction pathways and, as such, may be involved in the pathogenesis of NOD2-mediated inflammatory disease. ..
  58. Fitzgerald K, Palsson McDermott E, Bowie A, Jefferies C, Mansell A, Brady G, et al. Mal (MyD88-adapter-like) is required for Toll-like receptor-4 signal transduction. Nature. 2001;413:78-83 pubmed
    ..Mal associates with TLR-4. Mal is therefore an adapter in TLR-4 signal transduction. ..
  59. Jiang Z, Ninomiya Tsuji J, Qian Y, Matsumoto K, Li X. Interleukin-1 (IL-1) receptor-associated kinase-dependent IL-1-induced signaling complexes phosphorylate TAK1 and TAB2 at the plasma membrane and activate TAK1 in the cytosol. Mol Cell Biol. 2002;22:7158-67 pubmed
    ..We now find that the phosphorylated IRAK in turn recruits TRAF6 to the receptor complex (complex I), which differs from the previous concept that IRAK interacts with TRAF6 after ..
  60. Yoshida Y, Kumar A, Koyama Y, Peng H, Arman A, Boch J, et al. Interleukin 1 activates STAT3/nuclear factor-kappaB cross-talk via a unique TRAF6- and p65-dependent mechanism. J Biol Chem. 2004;279:1768-76 pubmed
    ..bind p65 homodimers, is shown to be uniquely dependent upon signal transduction through the carboxyl terminus of TRAF6. Furthermore, STAT3 and p65 are shown to physically interact, in vivo, and this interaction appears to inhibit the ..
  61. Wooten M, Geetha T, Seibenhener M, Babu J, Diaz Meco M, Moscat J. The p62 scaffold regulates nerve growth factor-induced NF-kappaB activation by influencing TRAF6 polyubiquitination. J Biol Chem. 2005;280:35625-9 pubmed
    ..1/p62 is a scaffolding protein with several interaction modules that include a PB1 dimerization domain, a TRAF6 (tumor necrosis factor receptor-associated factor 6) binding site, and a ubiquitin-associating (UBA) domain...
  62. Lappalainen M, Paavola Sakki P, Halme L, Turunen U, Helio T, Farkkila M, et al. Screening of tumor necrosis factor receptor-associated factor 6 as a candidate gene for inflammatory bowel disease. Scand J Gastroenterol. 2006;41:424-9 pubmed
    ..region contains a functional IBD candidate gene coding for tumor necrosis factor receptor-associated factor 6 (TRAF6), a signal transducer regulating innate and adaptive immunity as well as bone homeostasis...
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    Tumor necrosis factor (TNF) receptor-associated factor 6 (TRAF6) is a key mediator in proximal signaling of the interleukin-1/Toll-like receptor and the TNF receptor superfamily...
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