Official Full Name
Fas ligand (TNF superfamily, member 6)
The protein encoded by this gene is the ligand for FAS. Both are transmembrane proteins. Interaction of FAS with this ligand is critical in triggering apoptosis of some types of cells such as lymphocytes. Defects in this gene may be related to some cases of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).
FASL; Fas ligand (TNF superfamily, member 6); tumor necrosis factor ligand superfamily member 6; CD95 ligand; Fas antigen ligand; generalized lymphoproliferative disease; gld; CD178; CD95L; Fas-L; Faslg; CD95-L; Tnfsf6; APT1LG1