Enzymatic and metabolic regulation of lysine succinylation

Annapoorna Sreedhar, Elizabeth K. Wiese, Taro Hitosugi

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Lysine succinylation (Ksucc), defined as a transfer of a succinyl group to a lysine residue of a protein, is a newly identified protein post-translational modification1–3. This chemical modification is reversible, dynamic, and evolutionarily conserved 4 where it has been comprehensively studied in both bacterial and mammalian cells5–7. Numerous proteins involved in the regulation of various cellular and biological processes have been shown to be heavily succinylated5–7. Emerging clinical data provides evidence that dysregulation of Ksucc is correlated with the development of several diseases, including cardiovascular diseases and cancer7–9. Therefore, an in-depth understanding of Ksucc and its regulation is important not only for understanding its physiological function but also for developing drug therapies and targeted agents for these diseases. In this review, we highlight some of the recent advances in understanding the role of Ksucc and desuccinylation under physiological and pathological conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)166-171
Number of pages6
JournalGenes and Diseases
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2020


  • Lysine succinylation
  • Metabolism
  • Post-translational modification
  • SIRT5
  • Succinyl-CoA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics(clinical)
  • Cell Biology


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