Aliases for ATXN3 Gene
External Ids for ATXN3 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for ATXN3 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for ATXN3 Gene
Machado-Joseph disease, also known as spinocerebellar ataxia-3, is an autosomal dominant neurologic disorder. The protein encoded by this gene contains (CAG)n repeats in the coding region, and the expansion of these repeats from the normal 12-44 to 52-86 is one cause of Machado-Joseph disease. There is a negative correlation between the age of onset and CAG repeat numbers. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been described for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2016]
GeneCards Summary for ATXN3 Gene
ATXN3 (Ataxin 3) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with ATXN3 include Machado-Joseph Disease and Machado-Joseph Disease Type 1. Among its related pathways are Akt Signaling and Protein processing in endoplasmic reticulum. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include identical protein binding and thiol-dependent ubiquitin-specific protease activity. An important paralog of this gene is ATXN3L.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for ATXN3 Gene
Deubiquitinating enzyme involved in protein homeostasis maintenance, transcription, cytoskeleton regulation, myogenesis and degradation of misfolded chaperone substrates (PubMed:12297501, PubMed:17696782, PubMed:23625928, PubMed:28445460, PubMed:16118278). Binds long polyubiquitin chains and trims them, while it has weak or no activity against chains of 4 or less ubiquitins (PubMed:17696782). Involved in degradation of misfolded chaperone substrates via its interaction with STUB1/CHIP: recruited to monoubiquitinated STUB1/CHIP, and restricts the length of ubiquitin chain attached to STUB1/CHIP substrates and preventing further chain extension (By similarity). Interacts with key regulators of transcription and represses transcription: acts as a histone-binding protein that regulates transcription (PubMed:12297501). Regulates autophagy via the deubiquitination of Lys-402 of BECN1 leading to the stabilization of BECN1 (PubMed:28445460).