Aliases for MADD Gene
External Ids for MADD Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for MADD Gene
Tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha) is a signaling molecule that interacts with one of two receptors on cells targeted for apoptosis. The apoptotic signal is transduced inside these cells by cytoplasmic adaptor proteins. The protein encoded by this gene is a death domain-containing adaptor protein that interacts with the death domain of TNF-alpha receptor 1 to activate mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) and propagate the apoptotic signal. It is membrane-bound and expressed at a higher level in neoplastic cells than in normal cells. Several transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been described for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for MADD Gene
MADD (MAP Kinase Activating Death Domain) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Apoptosis Modulation and Signaling and Apoptosis and survival Caspase cascade. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include Rab guanyl-nucleotide exchange factor activity and death receptor binding. An important paralog of this gene is SBF2.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for MADD Gene
Plays a significant role in regulating cell proliferation, survival and death through alternative mRNA splicing. Isoform 5 shows increased cell proliferation and isoform 2 shows decreased. Converts GDP-bound inactive form of RAB3A, RAB3C and RAB3D to the GTP-bound active forms. Component of the TNFRSF1A signaling complex: MADD links TNFRSF1A with MAP kinase activation. Plays an important regulatory role in physiological cell death (TNF-alpha-induced, caspase-mediated apoptosis); isoform 1 is susceptible to inducing apoptosis, isoform 5 is resistant and isoform 3 and isoform 4 have no effect.