Aliases for USP13 Gene
External Ids for USP13 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for USP13 Gene
GeneCards Summary for USP13 Gene
USP13 (Ubiquitin Specific Peptidase 13) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Metabolism of proteins and Ubiquitin-Proteasome Dependent Proteolysis. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include ubiquitin protein ligase binding and thiol-dependent ubiquitin-specific protease activity. An important paralog of this gene is USP5.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for USP13 Gene
Deubiquitinase that mediates deubiquitination of target proteins such as BECN1, MITF, SKP2 and USP10 and is involved in various processes such as autophagy and endoplasmic reticulum-associated degradation (ERAD). Component of a regulatory loop that controls autophagy and p53/TP53 levels: mediates deubiquitination of BECN1, a key regulator of autophagy, leading to stabilize the PIK3C3/VPS34-containing complexes. Also deubiquitinates USP10, an essential regulator of p53/TP53 stability. In turn, PIK3C3/VPS34-containing complexes regulate USP13 stability, suggesting the existence of a regulatory system by which PIK3C3/VPS34-containing complexes regulate p53/TP53 protein levels via USP10 and USP13. Recruited by nuclear UFD1 and mediates deubiquitination of SKP2, thereby regulating endoplasmic reticulum-associated degradation (ERAD). Also regulates ERAD through the deubiquitination of UBL4A a component of the BAG6/BAT3 complex. Mediates stabilization of SIAH2 independently of deubiquitinase activity: binds ubiquitinated SIAH2 and acts by impairing SIAH2 autoubiquitination. Has a weak deubiquitinase activity in vitro and preferentially cleaves Lys-63-linked polyubiquitin chains. In contrast to USP5, it is not able to mediate unanchored polyubiquitin disassembly. Able to cleave ISG15 in vitro; however, additional experiments are required to confirm such data.