External Ids for UBQLN3 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for UBQLN3 Gene
This gene encodes a ubiquitin-like protein (ubiquilin) that shares a high degree of similarity with related products in yeast, rat and frog. Ubiquilins contain an N-terminal ubiquitin-like domain and a C-terminal ubiquitin-associated domain. They physically associate with both proteasomes and ubiquitin ligases, and are thus thought to functionally link the ubiquitination machinery to the proteasome to affect in vivo protein degradation. This gene is specifically expressed in the testis. It has been suggested that this gene may regulate cell-cycle progression during spermatogenesis, however, it has been shown that the ortholgous mouse gene is dispensable for embryonic development and spermatogenesis. [provided by RefSeq, Nov 2016]
GeneCards Summary for UBQLN3 Gene
UBQLN3 (Ubiquilin 3) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Protein processing in endoplasmic reticulum. GO annotations related to this gene include binding. An important paralog of this gene is UBQLN1.