Gene of the day

USP2 Gene. Entrez GeneID of this gene is 9099. Its authoritative full name is ubiquitin specific peptidase 2. Ubiquitin (MIM 191339), a highly conserved protein involved in the regulation of intracellular protein breakdown, cell cycle regulation, and stress response, is released from degraded proteins by disassembly of the polyubiquitin chains. The disassembly process is mediated by ubiquitin-specific proteases (USPs). Also see USP1 (MIM 603478).[supplied by OMIM]