Aliases for FAIM3 Gene
External Ids for FAIM3 Gene
Fc receptors specifically bind to the Fc region of immunoglobulins (Igs) to mediate the unique functions of each Ig class. FAIM3 encodes an Fc receptor for IgM (see MIM 147020) (Kubagawa et al., 2009 [PubMed 19858324]; Shima et al., 2010 [PubMed 20042454]).[supplied by OMIM, Jul 2010]
GeneCards Summary for FAIM3 Gene
FAIM3 (Fas Apoptotic Inhibitory Molecule 3) is a Protein Coding gene. An important paralog of this gene is FCAMR.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for FAIM3 Gene
May play a role in the immune system processes. Protects cells from FAS-, TNF alpha- and FADD-induced apoptosis without increasing expression of the inhibitors of apoptosis BCL2 and BCLXL. Seems to activate an inhibitory pathway that prevents CASP8 activation following FAS stimulation, rather than blocking apoptotic signals downstream. May inhibit FAS-induced apoptosis by preventing CASP8 processing through CFLAR up-regulation.