Aliases for TNFRSF13C Gene
External Ids for TNFRSF13C Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for TNFRSF13C Gene
B cell-activating factor (BAFF) enhances B-cell survival in vitro and is a regulator of the peripheral B-cell population. Overexpression of Baff in mice results in mature B-cell hyperplasia and symptoms of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Also, some SLE patients have increased levels of BAFF in serum. Therefore, it has been proposed that abnormally high levels of BAFF may contribute to the pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases by enhancing the survival of autoreactive B cells. The protein encoded by this gene is a receptor for BAFF and is a type III transmembrane protein containing a single extracellular cysteine-rich domain. It is thought that this receptor is the principal receptor required for BAFF-mediated mature B-cell survival. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for TNFRSF13C Gene
TNFRSF13C (Tumor Necrosis Factor Receptor Superfamily, Member 13C) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with TNFRSF13C include common variable immunodeficiency and tnfrsf13c-related common variable immune deficiency. Among its related pathways are Immune System and Interleukin receptor SHC signaling.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for TNFRSF13C Gene
B-cell receptor specific for TNFSF13B/TALL1/BAFF/BLyS. Promotes the survival of mature B-cells and the B-cell response.