Cytokine that binds to TNFRSF13B/TACI and TNFRSF17/BCMA. TNFSF13/APRIL binds to the same 2 receptors. Together, they form a 2 ligands -2 receptors pathway involved in the stimulation of B- and T-cell function and the regulation of humoral immunity. A third B-cell specific BAFF-receptor (BAFFR/BR3) promotes the survival of mature B-cells and the B-cell response. Belongs to the tumor necrosis factor family. 2 isoforms of the human protein are produced by alternative splicing. Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
Protein type: Apoptosis; Cell cycle regulation; Membrane protein, integral; Cytokine
Cellular Component: extracellular space; plasma membrane; integral to membrane
Biological Process: cell proliferation; B cell costimulation; B cell homeostasis; immunoglobulin secretion; positive regulation of cell proliferation; T cell costimulation; positive regulation of germinal center formation; positive regulation of B cell proliferation; immune response; positive regulation of T cell proliferation; signal transduction