Cell Death & Disease, volume 9, Article number: 1151 (2018)
The ubiquitin carboxyl terminal BAP1 is a member of deubiquitinating enzymes superfamily, which are responsible for coordinating ubiquitin-signaling processes through the removal of ubiquitin from protein substrates. Studies of families with high incidence of mesothelioma led to the discovery that all affected family members carried heterozygous BAP1 mutations (BAP1+/−), a condition that was named “the BAP1 cancer syndrome”.
Since the initial discovery in 2011, over 100 families have been identified worldwide affected by the BAP1 cancer syndrome.
Authors: El Bachir Affar, Michele Carbone
For the past 10 years, the Virginia & Barry Weinman Foundation, in conjunction with the University of Hawaii Cancer Center, has sponsored an annual meeting of top researchers from around the world. This publication in Cell Death & Differentiation (6 August 2018) is a consensus report about the role of genes and environment in carcinogenesis.
Nature International Weekly Journal of Science (2017) - doi:10.1038/nature22798
A mechanistic rationale for the ability of BAP1 to regulate gene-environment interaction in human carcinogenesis
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Annals of Translational Medicine 2017: Review Article
Recent discoveries have elucidated some of the mechanisms responsible for the development of mesothelioma.