Aliases for PSMB2 Gene
External Ids for PSMB2 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for PSMB2 Gene
The proteasome is a multicatalytic proteinase complex with a highly ordered ring-shaped 20S core structure. The core structure is composed of 4 rings of 28 non-identical subunits; 2 rings are composed of 7 alpha subunits and 2 rings are composed of 7 beta subunits. Proteasomes are distributed throughout eukaryotic cells at a high concentration and cleave peptides in an ATP/ubiquitin-dependent process in a non-lysosomal pathway. An essential function of a modified proteasome, the immunoproteasome, is the processing of class I MHC peptides. This gene encodes a member of the proteasome B-type family, also known as the T1B family, that is a 20S core beta subunit. Multiple alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding distinct isoforms have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Dec 2010]
GeneCards Summary for PSMB2 Gene
PSMB2 (Proteasome Subunit Beta 2) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Cell Cycle Checkpoints and Mitotic Metaphase and Anaphase. GO annotations related to this gene include threonine-type endopeptidase activity.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for PSMB2 Gene
The proteasome is a multicatalytic proteinase complex which is characterized by its ability to cleave peptides with Arg, Phe, Tyr, Leu, and Glu adjacent to the leaving group at neutral or slightly basic pH. The proteasome has an ATP-dependent proteolytic activity. This subunit has a trypsin-like activity.