Aliases for SPPL2B Gene
External Ids for SPPL2B Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for SPPL2B Gene
This gene encodes a member of the GXGD family of aspartic proteases. The GXGD proteases are transmembrane proteins with two conserved catalytic motifs localized within the membrane-spanning regions. This enzyme localizes to endosomes, lysosomes, and the plasma membrane. It cleaves the transmembrane domain of tumor necrosis factor alpha to release the intracellular domain, which triggers cytokine expression in the innate and adaptive immunity pathways. Multiple transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for SPPL2B Gene
SPPL2B (Signal Peptide Peptidase Like 2B) is a Protein Coding gene. GO annotations related to this gene include protein homodimerization activity and aspartic endopeptidase activity, intramembrane cleaving. An important paralog of this gene is SPPL2C.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for SPPL2B Gene
Intramembrane-cleaving aspartic protease (I-CLiP) that cleaves type II membrane signal peptides in the hydrophobic plane of the membrane. Functions in ITM2B and TNF processing (PubMed:16829952, PubMed:16829951, PubMed:17965014, PubMed:19114711, PubMed:22194595). Catalyzes the intramembrane cleavage of the anchored fragment of shed TNF-alpha (TNF), which promotes the release of the intracellular domain (ICD) for signaling to the nucleus (PubMed:16829952, PubMed:16829951). May play a role in the regulation of innate and adaptive immunity (PubMed:16829952). Catalyzes the intramembrane cleavage of the simian foamy virus processed leader peptide gp18 of the envelope glycoprotein gp130 dependently of prior ectodomain shedding by furin or furin-like proprotein convertase (PC)-mediated cleavage proteolysis (PubMed:23132852).