Receptor for the cytotoxic ligand TNFSF10/TRAIL. The adapter molecule FADD recruits caspase-8 to the activated receptor. The resulting death-inducing signaling complex (DISC) performs caspase-8 proteolytic activation which initiates the subsequent cascade of caspases (aspartate-specific cysteine proteases) mediating apoptosis. Promotes the activation of NF- kappa-B. Homotrimer. Can interact with TRADD and RIPK1. Regulated by p53/TP53. Widely expressed in adult and fetal tissues; very highly expressed in tumor cell lines such as HeLaS3, K-562, HL-60, SW480, A-549 and G-361; highly expressed in heart, peripheral blood lymphocytes, liver, pancreas, spleen, thymus, prostate, ovary, uterus, placenta, testis, esophagus, stomach and throughout the intestinal tract; not detectable in brain. 3 isoforms of the human protein are produced by alternative splicing. Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
Protein type: Membrane protein, integral; Motility/polarity/chemotaxis
Cellular Component: cell surface; integral to membrane; integral to plasma membrane; plasma membrane
Molecular Function: protein binding; tumor necrosis factor receptor activity
Biological Process: caspase activation; cell surface receptor linked signal transduction; immune response; induction of apoptosis via death domain receptors; inflammatory response; multicellular organismal development; positive regulation of I-kappaB kinase/NF-kappaB cascade; regulation of apoptosis; regulation of cell proliferation; response to lipopolysaccharide