Aliases for BRCC3 Gene
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Previous Symbols for BRCC3 Gene
This gene encodes a subunit of the BRCA1-BRCA2-containing complex (BRCC), which is an E3 ubiquitin ligase. This complex plays a role in the DNA damage response, where it is responsible for the stable accumulation of BRCA1 at DNA break sites. The component encoded by this gene can specifically cleave Lys 63-linked polyubiquitin chains, and it regulates the abundance of these polyubiquitin chains in chromatin. The loss of this gene results in abnormal angiogenesis and is associated with syndromic moyamoya, a cerebrovascular angiopathy. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. A related pseudogene has been identified on chromosome 5. [provided by RefSeq, Jun 2011]
GeneCards Summary for BRCC3 Gene
BRCC3 (BRCA1/BRCA2-Containing Complex, Subunit 3) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with BRCC3 include moyamoya disease - short stature - facial dysmorphism - hypergonadotropic hypogonadism. GO annotations related to this gene include ubiquitin thiolesterase activity and ubiquitin-specific protease activity.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for BRCC3 Gene
Metalloprotease that specifically cleaves Lys-63-linked polyubiquitin chains. Does not have activity toward Lys-48-linked polyubiquitin chains. Component of the BRCA1-A complex, a complex that specifically recognizes Lys-63-linked ubiquitinated histones H2A and H2AX at DNA lesions sites, leading to target the BRCA1-BARD1 heterodimer to sites of DNA damage at double-strand breaks (DSBs). In the BRCA1-A complex, it specifically removes Lys-63-linked ubiquitin on histones H2A and H2AX, antagonizing the RNF8-dependent ubiquitination at double-strand breaks (DSBs). Catalytic subunit of the BRISC complex, a multiprotein complex that specifically cleaves Lys-63-linked ubiquitin in various substrates. Mediates the specific Lys-63-specific deubiquitination associated with the COP9 signalosome complex (CSN), via the interaction of the BRISC complex with the CSN complex.