Aliases for TRAF4 Gene
External Ids for TRAF4 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for TRAF4 Gene
This gene encodes a member of the TNF receptor associated factor (TRAF) family. TRAF proteins are associated with, and mediate signal transduction from members of the TNF receptor superfamily. The encoded protein has been shown to interact with neurotrophin receptor, p75 (NTR/NTSR1), and negatively regulate NTR induced cell death and NF-kappa B activation. This protein has been found to bind to p47phox, a cytosolic regulatory factor included in a multi-protein complex known as NAD(P)H oxidase. This protein thus, is thought to be involved in the oxidative activation of MAPK8/JNK. Alternatively spliced transcript variants have been observed but the full-length nature of only one has been determined. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for TRAF4 Gene
TRAF4 (TNF Receptor Associated Factor 4) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with TRAF4 include Nephronophthisis. Among its related pathways are TRAF Pathway and LT-BetaR Pathway. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include protein kinase binding and ubiquitin protein ligase binding. An important paralog of this gene is TRAF2.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for TRAF4 Gene
Adapter protein and signal transducer that links members of the tumor necrosis factor receptor (TNFR) family to different signaling pathways. Plays a role in the activation of NF-kappa-B and JNK, and in the regulation of cell survival and apoptosis. Regulates activation of NF-kappa-B in response to signaling through Toll-like receptors. Required for normal skeleton development, and for normal development of the respiratory tract (By similarity). Required for activation of RPS6KB1 in response to TNF signaling. Modulates TRAF6 functions.