an enzyme that removes ubiquitin from its protein substrates. Binds to the herpes virus protein VMW110 that may therefore modulate its substrate specificity or activity to stabilize viral proteins. Regulates MDM2 and has a dynamic role in the p53-MDM2 pathway. Is reported to deubiquitinate and stabilize p53. Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
Protein type: Ubiquitin-specific protease; EC 184.108.40.206; EC 220.127.116.11; Protease; Ubiquitin conjugating system
Cellular Component: PML body; cytosol; nucleus
Molecular Function: ubiquitin thiolesterase activity; protein C-terminus binding; protein binding; p53 binding; ubiquitin protein ligase binding; cysteine-type endopeptidase activity; ubiquitin-specific protease activity; transcription factor binding
Biological Process: ubiquitin-dependent protein catabolic process; protein deubiquitination; maintenance of DNA methylation; regulation of transcription factor activity; viral reproduction; inhibition of NF-kappaB transcription factor; multicellular organismal development; transcription-coupled nucleotide-excision repair
SS: The number of records in which this modification site was determined using site-specific methods. SS methods include amino acid sequencing, site-directed mutagenesis, modification site-specific antibodies, specific MS strategies, etc.