Aliases for TNFSF14 Gene
External Ids for TNFSF14 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for TNFSF14 Gene
The protein encoded by this gene is a member of the tumor necrosis factor (TNF) ligand family. This protein is a ligand for TNFRSF14, which is a member of the tumor necrosis factor receptor superfamily, and which is also known as a herpesvirus entry mediator (HVEM). This protein may function as a costimulatory factor for the activation of lymphoid cells and as a deterrent to infection by herpesvirus. This protein has been shown to stimulate the proliferation of T cells, and trigger apoptosis of various tumor cells. This protein is also reported to prevent tumor necrosis factor alpha mediated apoptosis in primary hepatocyte. Two alternatively spliced transcript variant encoding distinct isoforms have been reported. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for TNFSF14 Gene
TNFSF14 (TNF Superfamily Member 14) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with TNFSF14 include Herpes Simplex and Cone-Rod Dystrophy 2. Among its related pathways are PEDF Induced Signaling and LT-BetaR Pathway. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include signaling receptor binding and tumor necrosis factor receptor binding. An important paralog of this gene is FASLG.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for TNFSF14 Gene
Cytokine that binds to TNFRSF3/LTBR. Binding to the decoy receptor TNFRSF6B modulates its effects. Acts as a ligand for TNFRSF14/HVEM (PubMed:9462508, PubMed:10754304). Upon binding to TNFRSF14/HVEM, delivers costimulatory signals to T cells, leading to T cell proliferation and IFNG production (PubMed:10754304).