Aliases for USP15 Gene
External Ids for USP15 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for USP15 Gene
This gene encodes a member of the ubiquitin specific protease (USP) family of deubiquitinating enzymes. USP enzymes play critical roles in ubiquitin-dependent processes through polyubiquitin chain disassembly and hydrolysis of ubiquitin-substrate bonds. The encoded protein associates with the COP9 signalosome, and also plays a role in transforming growth factor beta signalling through deubiquitination of receptor-activated SMAD transcription factors. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding multiple isoforms have been observed for this gene, and a pseudogene of this gene is located on the long arm of chromosome 2. [provided by RefSeq, Nov 2011]
GeneCards Summary for USP15 Gene
USP15 (Ubiquitin Specific Peptidase 15) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with USP15 include Speech And Communication Disorders and Microphthalmia, Isolated 1. Among its related pathways are Transcriptional activity of SMAD2/SMAD3-SMAD4 heterotrimer and Mitophagy - animal. GO annotations related to this gene include identical protein binding and thiol-dependent ubiquitin-specific protease activity. An important paralog of this gene is USP4.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for USP15 Gene
Hydrolase that removes conjugated ubiquitin from target proteins and regulates various pathways such as the TGF-beta receptor signaling and NF-kappa-B pathways. Acts as a key regulator of TGF-beta receptor signaling pathway, but the precise mechanism is still unclear: according to a report, acts by promoting deubiquitination of monoubiquitinated R-SMADs (SMAD1, SMAD2 and/or SMAD3), thereby alleviating inhibition of R-SMADs and promoting activation of TGF-beta target genes (PubMed:21947082). According to another reports, regulates the TGF-beta receptor signaling pathway by mediating deubiquitination and stabilization of TGFBR1, leading to an enhanced TGF-beta signal (PubMed:22344298). Able to mediate deubiquitination of monoubiquitinated substrates as well as Lys-48-linked polyubiquitin chains, protecting them against proteasomal degradation. May also regulate gene expression and/or DNA repair through the deubiquitination of histone H2B (PubMed:24526689). Acts as an associated component of COP9 signalosome complex (CSN) and regulates different pathways via this association: regulates NF-kappa-B by mediating deubiquitination of NFKBIA and deubiquitinates substrates bound to VCP. Protects APC and human papillomavirus type 16 protein E6 against degradation via the ubiquitin proteasome pathway.