Name

TNFSF11 Gene

tumor necrosis factor (ligand) superfamily, member 11

This gene encodes a member of the tumor necrosis factor (TNF) cytokine family which is a ligand for osteoprotegerin and functions as a key factor for osteoclast differentiation and activation. This protein was shown to be a dentritic cell survival factor and is involved in the regulation of T cell-dependent immune response. T cell activation was reported to induce expression of this gene and lead to an increase of osteoclastogenesis and bone loss. This protein was shown to activate antiapoptotic kinase AKT/PKB through a signaling complex involving SRC kinase and tumor necrosis factor receptor-associated factor (TRAF) 6, which indicated this protein may have a role in the regulation of cell apoptosis. Targeted disruption of the related gene in mice led to severe osteopetrosis and a lack of osteoclasts. The deficient mice exhibited defects in early differentiation of T and B lymphocytes, and failed to form lobulo-alveolar mammary structures during pregnancy. Two alternatively spliced transcript variants have been found. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]

TNFSF11 Gene Set

From Guide to Pharmacology Protein Ligands of Receptors

receptors of the TNFSF11 ligand (protein) from the curated Guide to Pharmacology Protein Ligands of Receptors dataset.

TNFSF11 Gene Set

From Pathway Commons Protein-Protein Interactions

interacting proteins for TNFSF11 from the Pathway Commons Protein-Protein Interactions dataset.

tnfsf11rankl Gene Set

From GeneRIF Biological Term Annotations

genes co-occuring with the biological term tnfsf11rankl in literature-supported statements describing functions of genes from the GeneRIF Biological Term Annotations dataset.

tnfsf11-mediated signaling pathway Gene Set

From GO Biological Process Annotations

genes participating in the tnfsf11-mediated signaling pathway biological process from the curated GO Biological Process Annotations dataset.

positive regulation of erk1 and erk2 cascade via tnfsf11-mediated signaling Gene Set

From GO Biological Process Annotations

genes participating in the positive regulation of erk1 and erk2 cascade via tnfsf11-mediated signaling biological process from the curated GO Biological Process Annotations dataset.