Nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB) is a family of transcription factors that regulate immune responses, cell proliferation, differentiation, and survival. Activity of the NF-κΒ pathway on a cellular level is tightly controlled through various mechanisms, one of which is the ubiquitin-dependent degradation of chromatinbound NF-κB subunits. In general, the ubiquitination of NF-κB regulates the duration of gene transcription activated in response to infl ammatory signals. In this article, we present protocols to examine the in vivo ubiquitination status of RelA, a critical protein of the NF-κB family.
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