Accepts ubiquitin from the E1 complex and catalyzes its covalent attachment to other proteins. Catalyzes monoubiquitination. Involved in mitomycin-C (MMC)-induced DNA repair: acts as a specific E2 ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme for the Fanconi anemia complex by associating with E3 ubiquitin-protein ligase FANCL and catalyzing monoubiquitination of FANCD2, a key step in the DNA damage pathway. Also mediates monoubiquitination of FANCL and FANCI. May contribute to ubiquitination and degradation of BRCA1. In vitro able to promote polyubiquitination using all 7 ubiquitin Lys residues, but may prefer 'Lys-11'-, 'Lys-27'-, 'Lys-48'- and 'Lys-63'-linked polyubiquitination. Belongs to the ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme family. Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
Protein type: Ubiquitin conjugating system; Ubiquitin ligase; EC 126.96.36.199; Ligase
Chromosomal Location of Human Ortholog: 1q32.1
Cellular Component: nucleoplasm; nucleus
Molecular Function: acid-amino acid ligase activity; ubiquitin protein ligase binding; ubiquitin-protein ligase activity; chromatin binding; ATP binding
Biological Process: protein monoubiquitination; protein autoubiquitination; DNA repair; response to DNA damage stimulus
SS: The number of records in which this modification site was determined using site-specific methods. SS methods include amino acid sequencing, site-directed mutagenesis, modification site-specific antibodies, specific MS strategies, etc.