tumor necrosis factor (ligand) superfamily, member 9

The protein encoded by this gene is a cytokine that belongs to the tumor necrosis factor (TNF) ligand family. This transmembrane cytokine is a bidirectional signal transducer that acts as a ligand for TNFRSF9/4-1BB, which is a costimulatory receptor molecule in T lymphocytes. This cytokine and its receptor are involved in the antigen presentation process and in the generation of cytotoxic T cells. The receptor TNFRSF9/4-1BB is absent from resting T lymphocytes but rapidly expressed upon antigenic stimulation. The ligand encoded by this gene, TNFSF9/4-1BBL, has been shown to reactivate anergic T lymphocytes in addition to promoting T lymphocyte proliferation. This cytokine has also been shown to be required for the optimal CD8 responses in CD8 T cells. This cytokine is expressed in carcinoma cell lines, and is thought to be involved in T cell-tumor cell interaction.[provided by RefSeq, Oct 2008]

TNFSF9 Gene Set

From Guide to Pharmacology Protein Ligands of Receptors

receptors of the TNFSF9 ligand (protein) from the curated Guide to Pharmacology Protein Ligands of Receptors dataset.

TNFSF9 Gene Set

From Pathway Commons Protein-Protein Interactions

interacting proteins for TNFSF9 from the Pathway Commons Protein-Protein Interactions dataset.

EPI-2305-1 (TNFSF9) Gene Set

From NURSA Protein Complexes

proteins in the EPI-2305-1 (TNFSF9) protein complex recovered by IP-MS from the NURSA Protein Complexes dataset.