At2g36060: ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme family protein

MMZ3/UEV1C encodes a protein that may play a role in DNA damage responses and error-free post-replicative DNA repair by participating in lysine-63-based polyubiquitination reactions. UEV1C can form diubiquitin and triubiquitin chains in combination with UBC13A/UBC35 in vitro. It can also functionally complement an mms2 mutation in budding yeast, both by increasing mms2 mutant viability in the presence of the DNA damaging agent MMS, and by reducing the rate of spontaneous DNA mutation. It can also rescue an mms2 ubc13 double mutant in yeast in combination with UBC13A. MMZ3/UEV1C transcripts are found at moderate levels in most plant organs, but cannot be detected in the pollen or 2 days after germination. Transcript levels do not appear to be stress-inducible.