Constitutive photomorphogenesis1

The Constitutive Photomorphogenesis 1 (COP1)protein is an ubiquitin E3 ligase, which targets many proteins for degradation. Until now, it has been most extensively studied for its role in repression of photomorphogenesis. The mode of action of COP1 depends on its interaction partners as well as other factors such as its migration between nucleus and cytoplasm.  We are characterizing novel targets of COP1.