The HECT domain E3 ubiquitin ligase SMURF2 regulates stability of several key protein targets involved in tumorigenesis, cell proliferation, migration, differentiation, and senescence. While altered levels and aberrant cellular distribution of SMURF2 were reported in different types of cancer, its role in tumorigenesis is far from understood. To elucidate the role of SMURF2 in cancer, appropriate human cancer cell models are needed. Here, we describe approaches that can be used to generate human normal and cancer cell strains knocked-out for SMURF2 using the clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR/Cas9) gene-editing technology.
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