Absence of CYLD, which encodes a deubiquitinating enzyme, causes an inherited disease characterized by benign skin tumors. In this issue of Cell, Massoumi et al. (2006) show that CYLD deubiquitinates the coactivator Bcl-3, thereby preventing its translocation into the nucleus, where it normally interacts with NF-κB and activates transcription of proliferation genes in response to growth signals.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)