Aliases for CD40LG Gene
External Ids for CD40LG Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for CD40LG Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for CD40LG Gene
The protein encoded by this gene is expressed on the surface of T cells. It regulates B cell function by engaging CD40 on the B cell surface. A defect in this gene results in an inability to undergo immunoglobulin class switch and is associated with hyper-IgM syndrome. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for CD40LG Gene
CD40LG (CD40 Ligand) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with CD40LG include immunodeficiency, x-linked, with hyper-igm and x-linked hyper igm syndrome. Among its related pathways are Class I MHC mediated antigen processing and presentation and NF-KappaB Family Pathway. GO annotations related to this gene include cytokine activity and CD40 receptor binding.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for CD40LG Gene
Mediates B-cell proliferation in the absence of co-stimulus as well as IgE production in the presence of IL-4. Involved in immunoglobulin class switching.
Release of soluble CD40L from platelets is partially regulated by GP IIb/IIIa, actin polymerization, and an matrix metalloproteinases (MMP) inhibitor-sensitive pathway.