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Aliases for USP38 Gene

Aliases for USP38 Gene

  • Ubiquitin Specific Peptidase 38 2 3
  • Ubiquitin-Specific-Processing Protease 38 3 4
  • Ubiquitin Specific Protease 38 2 3
  • Deubiquitinating Enzyme 38 3 4
  • Ubiquitin Thioesterase 38 3 4
  • HP43.8KD 3 4
  • Ubiquitin Carboxyl-Terminal Hydrolase 38 3
  • Ubiquitin Thiolesterase 38 3
  • EC 4
  • KIAA1891 4

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Previous GeneCards Identifiers for USP38 Gene

  • GC04P144572
  • GC04P144683
  • GC04P144463
  • GC04P144325
  • GC04P144106
  • GC04P139835

Summaries for USP38 Gene

GeneCards Summary for USP38 Gene

USP38 (Ubiquitin Specific Peptidase 38) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Integrated Breast Cancer Pathway and Ubiquitin-Proteasome Dependent Proteolysis. GO annotations related to this gene include ubiquitin thiolesterase activity and cysteine-type peptidase activity. An important paralog of this gene is USP12.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for USP38 Gene

  • Deubiquitinating enzyme exhibiting a preference towards Lys-63-linked Ubiquitin chains.

No data available for Entrez Gene Summary , Tocris Summary , Gene Wiki entry , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for USP38 Gene

Genomics for USP38 Gene

Regulatory Elements for USP38 Gene

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Genomic Location for USP38 Gene

143,184,917 bp from pter
143,223,830 bp from pter
38,914 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for USP38 Gene

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Genomic Location for USP38 Gene
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RefSeq DNA sequence for USP38 Gene

Proteins for USP38 Gene

  • Protein details for USP38 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Ubiquitin carboxyl-terminal hydrolase 38
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • B3KX93
    • Q3ZCV1
    • Q8NDF5
    • Q96DK6
    • Q96PZ6
    • Q9BY55

    Protein attributes for USP38 Gene

    1042 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    116546 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    No Data Available
    • Sequence=AAK26248.1; Type=Erroneous initiation; Evidence={ECO:0000305}; Sequence=BAB71627.1; Type=Erroneous initiation; Evidence={ECO:0000305}; Sequence=BAC03730.1; Type=Miscellaneous discrepancy; Note=The absence of the residues from Tyr-840 to Ser-871 is not the result of an alternative splicing.; Evidence={ECO:0000305};

    Three dimensional structures from OCA and Proteopedia for USP38 Gene

    Alternative splice isoforms for USP38 Gene


neXtProt entry for USP38 Gene

Proteomics data for USP38 Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for USP38 Gene

  • Ubiquitination at Lys773
  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus

Other Protein References for USP38 Gene

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No data available for DME Specific Peptides for USP38 Gene

Domains for USP38 Gene

Gene Families for USP38 Gene

Protein Domains for USP38 Gene

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for USP38 Gene

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Contains 1 USP domain.
  • Belongs to the peptidase C19 family.
  • Contains 1 USP domain.
  • Belongs to the peptidase C19 family.
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Function for USP38 Gene

Molecular function for USP38 Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot CatalyticActivity:
Thiol-dependent hydrolysis of ester, thioester, amide, peptide and isopeptide bonds formed by the C-terminal Gly of ubiquitin (a 76-residue protein attached to proteins as an intracellular targeting signal).
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Deubiquitinating enzyme exhibiting a preference towards Lys-63-linked Ubiquitin chains.

Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) for USP38 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for USP38 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0004197 cysteine-type endopeptidase activity IBA --
GO:0004843 ubiquitin-specific protease activity IDA 14715245
GO:0036459 ubiquitinyl hydrolase activity --
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miRNA for USP38 Gene

miRTarBase miRNAs that target USP38

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No data available for Animal Models , Transcription Factor Targeting and HOMER Transcription for USP38 Gene

Localization for USP38 Gene

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for USP38 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for USP38 gene
Compartment Confidence
cytosol 2
nucleus 2
golgi apparatus 1

No data available for Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for USP38 Gene

Pathways for USP38 Gene

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Pathways by source for USP38 Gene

1 Qiagen pathway for USP38 Gene
1 BioSystems pathway for USP38 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for USP38 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0006511 ubiquitin-dependent protein catabolic process --
GO:0016579 protein deubiquitination IDA 14715245
GO:0043161 proteasome-mediated ubiquitin-dependent protein catabolic process IBA --
GO:0061136 regulation of proteasomal protein catabolic process IBA --
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Compounds for USP38 Gene

(1) HMDB Compounds for USP38 Gene

Compound Synonyms Cas Number PubMed IDs
  • Dihydrogen oxide
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Transcripts for USP38 Gene

Unigene Clusters for USP38 Gene

Ubiquitin specific peptidase 38:
Representative Sequences:

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Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for USP38 Gene

No ASD Table

Relevant External Links for USP38 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for USP38 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for USP38 Gene

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for USP38 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Muscle - Skeletal (6.8).

Protein differential expression in normal tissues for USP38 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Tlymphocyte (67.4).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, MOPED, and MaxQB for USP38 Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for USP38 Gene Hs.480848

mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for USP38 Gene

Tissue specificity: Highly expressed in skeletal muscle. Expressed in adrenal gland.
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Expression partners for USP38 Gene

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No data available for mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery for USP38 Gene

Orthologs for USP38 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of animals and fungi.

Orthologs for USP38 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia USP38 35
  • 91.09 (n)
  • 92.88 (a)
USP38 36
  • 93 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia USP38 35
  • 90.1 (n)
  • 90.26 (a)
USP38 36
  • 90 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Usp38 35
  • 87.46 (n)
  • 90.12 (a)
Usp38 16
Usp38 36
  • 90 (a)
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia USP38 35
  • 99.46 (n)
  • 99.62 (a)
USP38 36
  • 100 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Usp38 35
  • 87.16 (n)
  • 89.63 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia USP38 36
  • 86 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia USP38 36
  • 81 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves USP38 35
  • 73.82 (n)
  • 75.24 (a)
USP38 36
  • 75 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia USP38 36
  • 71 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia Str.10104 35
usp38 35
  • 70.6 (n)
  • 75.61 (a)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii Dr.15383 35
usp38 35
  • 63.82 (n)
  • 67.61 (a)
USP38 36
  • 64 (a)
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta CG8830 36
  • 29 (a)
baker's yeast
(Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
Saccharomycetes UBP13 36
  • 18 (a)
UBP9 36
  • 17 (a)
sea squirt
(Ciona savignyi)
Ascidiacea -- 36
  • 41 (a)
Species with no ortholog for USP38:
  • A. gosspyii yeast (Ashbya gossypii)
  • Actinobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis)
  • African malaria mosquito (Anopheles gambiae)
  • Alicante grape (Vitis vinifera)
  • alpha proteobacteria (Wolbachia pipientis)
  • amoeba (Dictyostelium discoideum)
  • Archea (Pyrococcus horikoshii)
  • barley (Hordeum vulgare)
  • beta proteobacteria (Neisseria meningitidis)
  • bread mold (Neurospora crassa)
  • Chromalveolata (Phytophthora infestans)
  • common water flea (Daphnia pulex)
  • corn (Zea mays)
  • E. coli (Escherichia coli)
  • filamentous fungi (Aspergillus nidulans)
  • Firmicute bacteria (Streptococcus pneumoniae)
  • fission yeast (Schizosaccharomyces pombe)
  • green algae (Chlamydomonas reinhardtii)
  • honey bee (Apis mellifera)
  • K. lactis yeast (Kluyveromyces lactis)
  • loblloly pine (Pinus taeda)
  • malaria parasite (Plasmodium falciparum)
  • medicago trunc (Medicago Truncatula)
  • moss (Physcomitrella patens)
  • orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus)
  • pig (Sus scrofa)
  • rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
  • rice (Oryza sativa)
  • rice blast fungus (Magnaporthe grisea)
  • schistosome parasite (Schistosoma mansoni)
  • sea anemone (Nematostella vectensis)
  • sea urchin (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus)
  • sorghum (Sorghum bicolor)
  • soybean (Glycine max)
  • stem rust fungus (Puccinia graminis)
  • sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum)
  • thale cress (Arabidopsis thaliana)
  • tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum)
  • toxoplasmosis (Toxoplasma gondii)
  • Trichoplax (Trichoplax adhaerens)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)
  • worm (Caenorhabditis elegans)

Evolution for USP38 Gene

Gene Tree for USP38 (if available)
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Paralogs for USP38 Gene

Paralogs for USP38 Gene

(3) SIMAP similar genes for USP38 Gene using alignment to 3 proteins:

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Variants for USP38 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for USP38 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 04 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type MAF
rs10598 -- 143,220,798(-) AAATA(A/T)ATTAC utr-variant-3-prime
rs4131029 -- 143,222,425(-) TTAAA(A/G)TATAT utr-variant-3-prime
rs4234886 -- 143,203,339(+) GTTCT(A/G)TTTGT intron-variant
rs4234887 -- 143,213,124(+) GACCA(C/T)TTAAT intron-variant
rs4285045 -- 143,214,565(+) GCCAG(A/G)AATAT synonymous-codon, reference

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for USP38 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
esv270292 CNV Insertion 20981092

Relevant External Links for USP38 Gene

HapMap Linkage Disequilibrium report

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for USP38 Gene

Disorders for USP38 Gene

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Genetic Association Database (GAD)

No disorders were found for USP38 Gene.

No data available for MalaCards , OMIM , UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot , University of Copenhagen DISEASES , Novoseek inferred disease relationships and Genatlas for USP38 Gene

Publications for USP38 Gene

  1. Human and mouse proteases: a comparative genomic approach. (PMID: 12838346) Puente X.S. … Lopez-Otin C. (Nat. Rev. Genet. 2003) 2 3
  2. Complete sequencing and characterization of 21,243 full-length human cDNAs. (PMID: 14702039) Ota T. … Sugano S. (Nat. Genet. 2004) 3 4
  3. Cloning and enzymatic analysis of 22 novel human ubiquitin-specific proteases. (PMID: 14715245) Quesada V. … Lopez-Otin C. (Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 2004) 3 4
  4. The status, quality, and expansion of the NIH full-length cDNA project: the Mammalian Gene Collection (MGC). (PMID: 15489334) Gerhard D.S. … Malek J. (Genome Res. 2004) 3 4
  5. Gene expression profiling in the human hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis and full-length cDNA cloning. (PMID: 10931946) Hu R.-M. … Chen J.-L. (Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 2000) 3 4

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