Aliases for TNFSF12 Gene
External Ids for TNFSF12 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for TNFSF12 Gene
The protein encoded by this gene is a cytokine that belongs to the tumor necrosis factor (TNF) ligand family. This protein is a ligand for the FN14/TWEAKR receptor. This cytokine has overlapping signaling functions with TNF, but displays a much wider tissue distribution. This cytokine, which exists in both membrane-bound and secreted forms, can induce apoptosis via multiple pathways of cell death in a cell type-specific manner. This cytokine is also found to promote proliferation and migration of endothelial cells, and thus acts as a regulator of angiogenesis. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. Some transcripts skip the last exon of this gene and continue into the second exon of the neighboring TNFSF13 gene; such read-through transcripts are contained in GeneID 407977, TNFSF12-TNFSF13. [provided by RefSeq, Oct 2010]
GeneCards Summary for TNFSF12 Gene
TNFSF12 (Tumor Necrosis Factor (Ligand) Superfamily, Member 12) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with TNFSF12 include peripheral artery disease and skeletal muscle regeneration. Among its related pathways are Akt Signaling and Akt Signaling. GO annotations related to this gene include receptor binding and tumor necrosis factor receptor binding. An important paralog of this gene is TNFSF13.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for TNFSF12 Gene
Binds to FN14 and possibly also to TNRFSF12/APO3. Weak inducer of apoptosis in some cell types. Mediates NF-kappa-B activation. Promotes angiogenesis and the proliferation of endothelial cells. Also involved in induction of inflammatory cytokines. Promotes IL8 secretion.