Glycosyltransferase OGT catalyzes the conjugation of O‐linked β‐D‐N‐acetylglucosamine (O‐GlcNAc) to Ser and Thr residues of the cellular proteins and regulates many key processes in the cell. Here, we report the identification of OGT as a ubiquitination target of HECT‐type E3 ubiquitin (UB) ligase E6AP, whose overexpression in HEK293 cells would induce the degradation of OGT. We also found that the expression of E6AP in HeLa cells with the endogenous expression of the E6 protein of the human papillomavirus (HPV) would accelerate OGT degradation by the proteasome and suppress O‐GlcNAc modification of OGT substrates in the cell. Overall, our study establishes a new mechanism of OGT regulation by the ubiquitin–proteasome system (UPS) that mediates the crosstalk between protein ubiquitination and O‐GlcNAcylation pathways underlying diverse cellular processes.
- Human papillomavirus
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Computer Science Applications
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry