Ph.D. Univ. of Texas-Houston, Health Science Center
Caveolin-1 (Cav-1) interacts with and mediates protein trafficking and various cellular functions. Derlin-1 is a candidate for the retrotranslocation channel of endoplasmic reticulum proteins. However, little is known about how Derlin-1 mediates glycosylated protein degradation. Here, we identified Cav-1 as a key player in Derlin-1- and p97-mediated cyclooxygenase 2 (COX-2) ubiquitination and degradation.