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Official Full Name
caspase recruitment domain family, member 8
Background
The protein encoded by this gene belongs to the caspase recruitment domain (CARD)-containing family of proteins, which are involved in pathways leading to activation of caspases or nuclear factor kappa-B (NFKB). This protein may be a component of the inflammasome, a protein complex that plays a role in the activation of proinflammatory caspases. It is thought that this protein acts as an adaptor molecule that negatively regulates NFKB activation, CASP1-dependent IL1B secretion, and apoptosis. Polymorphisms in this gene may be associated with a susceptibility to rheumatoid arthritis. Alternatively spliced transcript variants have been described for this gene.
Synonyms
CARD8; caspase recruitment domain family, member 8; caspase recruitment domain-containing protein 8; CARDINAL; Dakar; KIAA0955; NDPP; TUCAN; apoptotic protein NDPP1; CARD inhibitor of NF-kappaB-activating ligands; tumor up-regulated CARD-containing antago; tumor up-regulated CARD-containing antagonist of CASP9; tumor up-regulated CARD-containing antagonist of caspase nine; DACAR; NDPP1; FLJ18119; FLJ18121; MGC57162; DKFZp779L0366