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. Homotrimer (Probable). Interacts with ARHGAP9, BAIAP2L1, BTK, CACNB3, CACNB4, CRK, DLG2, DNMBP, DOCK4, EPS8L3, FGR, FYB, FYN, HCK, ITK, ITSN2, KALRN, LYN, MACC1, MIA, MPP4, MYO15A, NCF1, NCK1, NCK2, NCKIPSD, OSTF1, PIK3R1, PSTPIP1, RIMBP3C, SAMSN1, SH3GL3, SH3PXD2B, SH3PXD2A, SH3RF2, SKAP2, SNX33, SNX9, SORBS3, SPTA1, SRC, SRGAP1, SRGAP2, SRGAP3, TEC, TJP3 and YES1. 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; Cytokine; Membrane protein, integral
Cellular Component: caveola; external side of plasma membrane; extracellular region; extracellular space; integral component of plasma membrane; lysosomal lumen; nucleus; perinuclear region of cytoplasm; plasma membrane
Molecular Function: cytokine activity; death receptor binding; protein binding; receptor binding; tumor necrosis factor receptor binding
Biological Process: activation of cysteine-type endopeptidase activity involved in apoptotic process; apoptosis; cell-cell signaling; cellular chloride ion homeostasis; endosomal lumen acidification; immune response; induction of apoptosis via death domain receptors; inflammatory cell apoptotic process; negative regulation of angiogenesis; negative regulation of transcription from RNA polymerase II promoter; positive regulation of apoptosis; positive regulation of cell proliferation; positive regulation of epidermal growth factor receptor signaling pathway; positive regulation of I-kappaB kinase/NF-kappaB signaling; positive regulation of neuron apoptotic process; response to lipopolysaccharide; retinal cell programmed cell death; signal transduction; transcription, DNA-dependent