Molecular characterisation of squamous cell carcinoma antigen recognised by T-cells 3, an adaptor protein of ubiquitin specific protease 15
Grazette, Affif (2016) Molecular characterisation of squamous cell carcinoma antigen recognised by T-cells 3, an adaptor protein of ubiquitin specific protease 15. PhD thesis, University of Nottingham.
The deubiquitinating enzyme USP15, a member of the USP family, reverses the process of ubiquitination thereby altering the fate of a plethora of substrates. As such, USP15 has been implicated in a numerous important cellular pathways including cell cycle progression, transcriptional modification and DNA damage repair. The spliceosomal subunit recycling protein SART3 has been shown to bind to USP15 enhancing its deubiquitination of histone H2B thereby providing histone dimers for reassembly during subsequent rounds of transcription and splicing. Furthermore SART3 has also been shown to bind to USP4, a close homologue of USP15. In addition to this histone chaperone activity, SART3 primarily functions by mediating the re-annealing of the U4 and U6 snRNPs to facilitate consequent rounds of splicing in addition to its implication in several disease states including numerous cancer types and HIV through interactions with various cellular proteins.
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