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Official Full Name
Fas ligand (TNF superfamily, member 6)
Background
The Fas receptor (FasR) is a death receptor on the surface of cells that leads to programmed cell death (apoptosis). It is one of two apoptosis pathways, the other being the mitochondrial pathway. FasR is also known as CD95, Apo-1, and tumor necrosis factor receptor superfamily, member 6 (TNFRSf6). FasR is located on chromosome 10 in humans and 19 in mice. Similar sequences related by evolution are found in most mammals. Cytokine that binds to TNFRSF6/FAS, a receptor that transduces the apoptotic signal into cells. May be involved in cytotoxic T-cell mediated apoptosis and in T-cell development. TNFRSF6/FAS-mediated apoptosis may have a role in the induction of peripheral tolerance, in the antigen-stimulated suicide of mature T-cells, or both. Binding to the decoy receptor TNFRSF6B/DcR3 modulates its effects.
Synonyms
FASLG; Fas ligand (TNF superfamily, member 6); FASL; CD178; CD95L; CD95-L; TNFSF6; APT1LG1; tumor necrosis factor ligand superfamily member 6; APTL; CD95 ligand; OTTHUMP00000032708; fas antigen ligand; apoptosis antigen ligand; apoptosis (APO-1) antigen ligand 1; tumor necrosis factor (ligand) superfamily, member 6; soluble form; APO1L; Apoptosis antigen ligand 1; CD178 antigen; CD95; L CD95L protein; Fas L; Fas ligand; Fasl Fas ligand (TNF superfamily member 6); Generalized lymphoproliferative disease; Gld; TNF superfamily member 6; TNFL6_HUMAN; APT1LG1, TNFSF6, tumor necrosis factor (ligand) superfamily, member 6; APT1LG1, CD178, CD95-L, CD95L, FASL, TNFSF6,FASLG; zgc:162027

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