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MDM2 (Q00987) - Overview - Molecular Target Synopsis


MDM2, E3 ubiquitin-protein ligase Mdm2
Enzyme Classification
UniProt Q00987

Also Known as MDM2_HUMAN, MDM2

E3 ubiquitin-protein ligase that mediates ubiquitination of p53/TP53, leading to its degradation by the proteasome. Inhibits p53/TP53- and p73/TP73-mediated cell cycle arrest and apoptosis by binding its transcriptional activation domain. Also acts as a ubiquitin ligase E3 toward itself and ARRB1. Permits the nuclear export of p53/TP53. Promotes proteasome-dependent ubiquitin-independent degradation of retinoblastoma RB1 protein. Inhibits DAXX-mediated apoptosis by inducing its ubiquitination and degradation. Component of the TRIM28/KAP1-MDM2-p53/TP53 complex involved in stabilizing p53/TP53. Also component of the TRIM28/KAP1-ERBB4-MDM2 complex which links growth factor and DNA damage response pathways. Mediates ubiquitination and subsequent proteasome degradation of DYRK2 in nucleus. Ubiquitinates IGF1R and SNAI1 and promotes them to proteasomal degradation (PubMed:12821780, PubMed:15053880, PubMed:15195100, PubMed:15632057, PubMed:16337594, PubMed:17290220, PubMed:19098711, PubMed:19219073, PubMed:19837670, PubMed:19965871, PubMed:20173098, PubMed:20385133, PubMed:20858735, PubMed:22128911). Ubiquitinates DCX, leading to DCX degradation and reduction of the dendritic spine density of olfactory bulb granule cells (By similarity). Ubiquitinates DLG4, leading to proteasomal degradation of DLG4 which is required for AMPA receptor endocytosis (By similarity). Interacts with p53/TP53, TP73/p73, RBL5 and RP11. Binds specifically to RNA. Can interact with RB1, E1A-associated protein EP300 and the E2F1 transcription factor. Forms a ternary complex with p53/TP53 and WWOX. Interacts with CDKN2AIP, RFWD3, USP7, PYHIN1, and RBBP6. Interacts with ARRB1 and ARRB2. Interacts with PSMA3. Found in a trimeric complex with MDM2, MDM4 and USP2. Interacts with USP2 (via N-terminus and C-terminus). Interacts with MDM4. Part of a complex with MDM2, DAXX, RASSF1 and USP7. Part of a complex with DAXX, MDM2 and USP7. Interacts directly with DAXX and USP7. Interacts (via C-terminus) with RASSF1 isoform A (via N-terminus); the interaction is independent of TP53. Interacts with APEX1; leading to its ubiquitination and degradation. Interacts with RYBP; this inhibits ubiquitination of TP53. Identified in a complex with RYBP and p53/TP53. Also component of the TRIM28/KAP1-MDM2-p53/TP53 complex involved in regulating p53/TP53 stabilization and activity. Binds directly both p53/TP53 and TRIM28. Component of the TRIM28/KAP1-ERBB4-MDM2 complex involved in connecting growth factor responses with DNA damage. Interacts directly with both TRIM28 and ERBB4 in the complex. Interacts with DYRK2. Interacts with IGF1R. Interacts with TRIM13; the interaction ubiquitinates MDM2 leading to its proteasomal degradation. Interacts with SNAI1; this interaction promotes SNAI1 ubiquitination. Interacts with NOTCH1 (via intracellular domain). Interacts with FHIT. Interacts with RFFL and RNF34; the interaction stabilizes MDM2. Interacts with CDK5RAP3 and CDKN2A/ARF; form a ternary complex involved in regulation of p53/TP53 (PubMed:16173922). Interacts with MTA1. Interacts with AARB2. Interacts with MTBP. Interacts with PML. Interacts with TBRG1. Interacts with the 5S RNP which is composed of the 5S RNA, RPL5 and RPL11; the interaction is direct, occurs in the nucleoplasm and negatively regulates MDM2-mediated TP53 ubiquitination and degradation (PubMed:15195100, PubMed:24120868). Interacts with ADGRB1; the interaction results in inhibition of MDM2-mediated ubiquitination and degradation of DLG4/PSD95, promoting DLG4 stability and regulating synaptic plasticity (By similarity). Interacts with RPL23A; this interaction may promote p53/TP53 polyubiquitination (PubMed:26203195).

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Isoforms / Transcripts (Protein Coding)

Sub-cellular localization

UniProt: MDM2 is active in the following subcellular-locations: cytoplasm, nucleolus, nucleoplasm, nucleus.
GO terms: MDM2 is active in the following subcellular-locations: cytoplasm, cytosol, endocytic vesicle membrane, nucleolus, nucleoplasm, nucleus, plasma membrane, protein-containing complex, synapse.

GO terms

Gene Copy Number Variation

In COSMIC - Cell Lines Project MDM2 has gain in 12 cell-lines, loss in 2 cell-lines and no signal in 991 cell-lines. (see details)

Gene Expression

In NCI60, the highest expressing cell lines are: NCI_H226, MCF7, UACC_257

In Array Express (RNA-seq of 675 commonly used human cancer cell lines), the highest expressing cell lines are: G111, OVISE, MKN-45

In Array Express (RNA-seq of long poly adenylated RNA and long non poly adenylated RNA from ENCODE cell lines), the highest expressing cell lines are: SK-N-SH, NHLF, HSMM

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3D Structures

For MDM2 there are:
102 structures (214 chains) solved
63 are solved in complex with at least one small molecule ligand

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Molecular Target 3D Synopsis

Screening and Chemistry

MDM2 has been screened with 3383 compounds (5151 bioactivities), 1780 compounds have bioactivities that show binding affinity of <= 500nM (2701 bioactivities). (see details)