Literature associating MTAP and malignant mesothelioma
S-methyl-5'-thioadenosine phosphorylase; Catalyzes the reversible phosphorylation of S-methyl-5'- thioadenosine (MTA) to adenine and 5-methylthioribose-1-phosphate. Involved in the breakdown of MTA, a major by-product of polyamine biosynthesis. Responsible for the first step in the methionine salvage pathway after MTA has been generated from S- adenosylmethionine. Has broad substrate specificity with 6- aminopurine nucleosides as preferred substrates; Belongs to the PNP/MTAP phosphorylase family. MTAP subfamily.
Synonyms: MTAP, B4DUC8, F8WES2, J3KRN1, J3QSB7 ...