Mind Bomb 1 (MIB1) is a large multi domain ubiquitin ligase which controls crucial cellular pathways such as Notch signal transduction, centriolar organisation and apoptotic signalling. Its prevalent role in regulating multiple cellular processes is substantiated by the fact that MIB1 is a critical target during the viral infection of different species including adenoviruses, Zika virus and coronavirus. This project aims to elucidate the structural basis of the ubiquitin transfer mechanism catalysed by Mind Bomb ubiquitin ligases. Using an interdisciplinary approach of structural biology, physical biochemistry and chemical biology we will determine how virus-host interactions manipulate this process.
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