Immunogen sequence: MTQGKLSVAN KAPGTEGQQQ VHGEKKEAPA VPSAPPSYEE ATSGE
LFG, a seven transmembrane spanning protein, is a recently identified member of a family whose members can inhibit apoptotic cell death induced by Fas receptor. LFG is a human homolog of rat NMP35 and consists of a conserved transmembrane domain and a small cytoplasmic domain. Reports have shown that LFG protects the cell from Fas-mediated neuronal cell death in a novel way. LFG binds to Fas receptor but doesn't have any effect in reducing Fas expression or decreasing the ability of FADD binding to the receptor. Furthermore, LFG doesn't protect the cells from TNF-alpha mediated cell death process. Although LFG is ubiquitously expressed, Northern blot analysis detected an increased expression in hippocampus and other neural tissues, suggesting a protective role in neurodegenerative diseases.
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Protein Aliases: Fas apoptotic inhibitory molecule 2; KIAA0950; LFG; LFG2; LIFEGUARD; Neural membrane protein 35; NMP35; Protein lifeguard 2; TMBIM2; Transmembrane BAX inhibitor motif-containing protein 2
Gene Aliases: FAIM2; KIAA0950; LFG; LFG2; NGP35; NMP35; TMBIM2
UniProt ID: (Human) Q9BWQ8
Entrez Gene ID: (Human) 23017