USP18(redirected from ubl carboxyl-terminal hydrolase 18)
USP18A gene on chromosome 22q11.21 that encodes a C19 ubiquitin-specific peptidase which only efficiently cleaves ISG15 fusions. It is required for maintaining a critical intracellular balance of ISG15-conjugated proteins in normal and stressed organisms.
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