Receptor for TNFSF6/FASLG. 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. FAS- mediated apoptosis may have a role in the induction of peripheral tolerance, in the antigen-stimulated suicide of mature T-cells, or both. The secreted isoforms 2 to 6 block apoptosis (in vitro). Binds DAXX. Interacts with HIPK3. Part of a complex containing HIPK3 and FADD. Binds RIPK1 and FAIM2. Interacts with BRE and FEM1B. Interacts with FADD. Isoform 1 and isoform 6 are expressed at equal levels in resting peripheral blood mononuclear cells. After activation there is an increase in isoform 1 and decrease in the levels of isoform 6. 6 isoforms of the human protein are produced by alternative splicing. Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
Protein type: Apoptosis; Cell surface; Membrane protein, integral; Receptor, cytokine
Cellular Component: CD95 death-inducing signaling complex; cell surface; cytoplasm; integral to plasma membrane; lipid raft; neuron projection; nucleus; plasma membrane
Molecular Function: identical protein binding; kinase binding; protein binding; signal transducer activity; tumor necrosis factor receptor activity
Biological Process: apoptosis; brain development; caspase activation; immune response; induction of apoptosis via death domain receptors; inflammatory response; negative regulation of apoptosis; positive regulation of apoptosis; positive regulation of MAPKKK cascade; protein complex assembly; regulation of apoptosis; regulation of caspase activity; regulation of cell proliferation; response to lipopolysaccharide; signal transduction