Aliases for CD70 Gene
External Ids for CD70 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for CD70 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for CD70 Gene
The protein encoded by this gene is a cytokine that belongs to the tumor necrosis factor (TNF) ligand family. This cytokine is a ligand for TNFRSF27/CD27. It is a surface antigen on activated, but not on resting, T and B lymphocytes. It induces proliferation of costimulated T cells, enhances the generation of cytolytic T cells, and contributes to T cell activation. This cytokine is also reported to play a role in regulating B-cell activation, cytotoxic function of natural killer cells, and immunoglobulin sythesis. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for CD70 Gene
CD70 (CD70 Molecule) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with CD70 include Acute Myocarditis and Lymphoproliferative Syndrome 2. Among its related pathways are PEDF Induced Signaling and Cytokine Signaling in Immune system. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include receptor binding and protease binding.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for CD70 Gene
Cytokine that binds to CD27. Plays a role in T-cell activation. Induces the proliferation of costimulated T-cells and enhances the generation of cytolytic T-cells.