This gene was identified by its translocation in a case of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma. The protein encoded by this gene contains a caspase recruitment domain (CARD), and has been shown to induce apoptosis and to activate NF-kappaB. This protein is reported to interact with other CARD domain containing proteins including CARD9, 10, 11 and 14, which are thought to function as upstream regulators in NF-kappaB signaling. This protein is found to form a complex with MALT1, a protein encoded by another gene known to be translocated in MALT lymphoma. MALT1 and this protein are thought to synergize in the activation of NF-kappaB, and the deregulation of either of them may contribute to the same pathogenetic process that leads to the malignancy.
BCL10; B-cell CLL/lymphoma 10; CLAP; mE10; CIPER; c-E10; CARMEN; B-cell lymphoma/leukemia 10; c E10; CARD containing molecule enhancing NF kB; CARD containing apoptotic signaling protein; CARD containing proapoptotic protein; CARD like apoptotic protein; caspase recruiting domain containing protein; hCLAP; cCARMEN; cellular-E10; cellular homolog of vCARMEN; CARD-containing proapoptotic protein; CARD containing molecule enhancing NF-kB; CARD-containing apoptotic signaling protein; caspase-recruiting domain-containing protein; CARD-containing molecule enhancing NF-kappa-B; mammalian CARD-containing adapter molecule E10; CED-3/ICH-1 prodomain homologous E10-like regulator; B-cell lymophoma 10 protein