LN28B_HUMAN Protein

Name Protein lin-28 homolog B
Description Acts as a suppressor of microRNA (miRNA) biogenesis by specifically binding the precursor let-7 (pre-let-7), a miRNA precursor. Acts by binding pre-let-7 and recruiting ZCCHC11/TUT4 uridylyltransferase, leading to the terminal uridylation of pre-let-7. Uridylated pre-let-7 miRNAs fail to be processed by Dicer and undergo degradation. Specifically recognizes the 5'-GGAG-3' motif in the terminal loop of pre-let-7. Also recognizes and binds non pre-let-7 pre-miRNAs that contain the 5'-GGAG-3' motif in the terminal loop, leading to their terminal uridylation and subsequent degradation. Mediates MYC-mediated let-7 repression. Isoform 1, when overexpressed, stimulates growth of the breast adenocarcinoma cell line MCF-7. Isoform 2 has no effect on cell growth.
UniProt ID Q6ZN17
Gene LIN28B