Aliases for FADD Gene
External Ids for FADD Gene
The protein encoded by this gene is an adaptor molecule that interacts with various cell surface receptors and mediates cell apoptotic signals. Through its C-terminal death domain, this protein can be recruited by TNFRSF6/Fas-receptor, tumor necrosis factor receptor, TNFRSF25, and TNFSF10/TRAIL-receptor, and thus it participates in the death signaling initiated by these receptors. Interaction of this protein with the receptors unmasks the N-terminal effector domain of this protein, which allows it to recruit caspase-8, and thereby activate the cysteine protease cascade. Knockout studies in mice also suggest the importance of this protein in early T cell development. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for FADD Gene
FADD (Fas (TNFRSF6)-Associated Via Death Domain) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with FADD include infections, recurrent, with encephalopathy, hepatic dysfunction, and cardiovasuclar malformations and fadd-related immunodeficiency. Among its related pathways are Pathways in cancer and NF-KappaB Family Pathway. GO annotations related to this gene include identical protein binding and tumor necrosis factor receptor binding.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for FADD Gene
Apoptotic adaptor molecule that recruits caspase-8 or caspase-10 to the activated Fas (CD95) or TNFR-1 receptors. The resulting aggregate called the death-inducing signaling complex (DISC) performs caspase-8 proteolytic activation. Active caspase-8 initiates the subsequent cascade of caspases mediating apoptosis. Involved in interferon-mediated antiviral immune response, playing a role in the positive regulation of interferon signaling.