Aliases for WDR48 Gene
External Ids for WDR48 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for WDR48 Gene
The protein encoded by this gene has been shown to interact with ubiquitin specific peptidase 1 (USP1), activating the deubiquitinating activity of USP1 and allowing it to remove the ubiquitin moiety from monoubiquitinated FANCD2. FANCD2 is ubiquitinated in response to DNA damage. [provided by RefSeq, Sep 2016]
GeneCards Summary for WDR48 Gene
WDR48 (WD Repeat Domain 48) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with WDR48 include Autosomal Recessive Spastic Paraplegia Type 60 and Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia. Among its related pathways are Deubiquitination and Metabolism of proteins.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for WDR48 Gene
Regulator of deubiquitinating complexes, which acts as a strong activator of USP1, USP12 and USP46 (PubMed:18082604, PubMed:19075014, PubMed:31253762, PubMed:26388029). Enhances the USP1-mediated deubiquitination of FANCD2; USP1 being almost inactive by itself (PubMed:18082604, PubMed:31253762). Activates deubiquitination by increasing the catalytic turnover without increasing the affinity of deubiquitinating enzymes for the substrate (PubMed:19075014, PubMed:27373336). Also activates deubiquitinating activity of complexes containing USP12 (PubMed:19075014, PubMed:27650958, PubMed:27373336). In complex with USP12, acts as a potential tumor suppressor by positively regulating PHLPP1 stability (PubMed:24145035). Docks at the distal end of the USP12 fingers domain and induces a cascade of structural changes leading to the activation of the enzyme (PubMed:27650958, PubMed:27373336). Together with RAD51AP1, promotes DNA repair by stimulating RAD51-mediated homologous recombination (PubMed:27463890, PubMed:27239033, PubMed:32350107). Binds single-stranded DNA (ssDNA) and double-stranded DNA (dsDNA) (PubMed:27239033, PubMed:31253762, PubMed:32350107). DNA-binding is required both for USP1-mediated deubiquitination of FANCD2 and stimulation of RAD51-mediated homologous recombination: both WDR48/UAF1 and RAD51AP1 have coordinated role in DNA-binding during these processes (PubMed:31253762, PubMed:32350107).
(Microbial infection) In case of infection by Herpesvirus saimiri, may play a role in vesicular transport or membrane fusion events necessary for transport to lysosomes. Induces lysosomal vesicle formation via interaction with Herpesvirus saimiri tyrosine kinase-interacting protein (TIP). Subsequently, TIP recruits tyrosine-protein kinase LCK, resulting in down-regulation of T-cell antigen receptor TCR. May play a role in generation of enlarged endosomal vesicles via interaction with TIP (PubMed:12196293). In case of infection by papillomavirus HPV11, promotes the maintenance of the viral genome via its interaction with HPV11 helicase E1 (PubMed:18032488).