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Official Full Name
tumor necrosis factor (ligand) superfamily, member 14
Background
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.
Synonyms
TNFSF14; tumor necrosis factor (ligand) superfamily, member 14; tumor necrosis factor ligand superfamily member 14; CD258; HVEM L; LIGHT; LTg; delta transmembrane LIGHT; herpesvirus entry mediator A; herpesvirus entry mediator ligand; herpesvirus entry mediator-ligand; herpes virus entry mediator ligand; ligand for herpesvirus entry mediator; tumor necrosis factor receptor-like 2; tumor necrosis factor superfamily member LIGHT; TR2; HVEML