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FAS

Basics

Aliases:
This biomarker is also known as:
  • Fas AMA,
  • tumor necrosis factor receptor superfamily, member 6,
  • FASTM,
  • TNFRSF6,
  • CD95 antigen,
  • ALPS1A,
  • APO-1 cell surface antigen,
  • FAS (Ab2),
  • Fas (TNF receptor superfamily, member 6),
  • tumor necrosis factor receptor superfamily member 6,
  • Apoptosis-mediating surface antigen FAS,
  • Apo-1 antigen,
  • apoptosis-mediating surface antigen FAS,
  • Delta Fas/APO-1/CD95,
  • FAS (Ab1),
  • APT1,
  • APO-1,
  • apoptosis antigen 1,
  • FASLG receptor,
  • CD95,
  • FAS 827dupA,
  • FAS1,

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Description…

FAS is a member of the TNF-receptor superfamily. The FAS protein is a receptor for TNFSF6/FASLG and has been shown to play a central role in the physiological regulation of programmed cell death, and has been implicated in the pathogenesis of various malignancies and diseases of the immune system. Several alternatively spliced transcript variants have been described, some of which are candidates for nonsense-mediated mRNA decay (NMD). The isoforms lacking the transmembrane domain may negatively regulate the apoptosis mediated by the full length isoform.

Attributes

QA State: Curated
Type: Protein
Short Name:
HGNC Name: FAS

Datasets

There are no datasets associated with this biomarker.

Organs

The following organs have data associated with this biomarker…

Breast

Attributes

Phase: Two
QA State: Under Review

Overview

No additional breast data available.

Performance Comment

FAS was one of numerous potential early detection biomarkers specific to triple-negative breast cancer in multiple pathways identified.

Ovary

Attributes

Phase: Three
QA State: Under Review

Overview

APO-1/Fas receptor (FasR) is a cell surface receptor that, when activated, triggers apoptosis. It has been postulated that this receptor may be involved in the clearance of benign ovarian epithelial inclusion cysts (IC). An observed decreased expression of FasR in malignant ovarian epithelial neoplasms as compared with benign ovarian epithelial lesions suggests that a decreased sensitivity to Fas-mediated apoptosis may be involved in ovarian epithelial carcinogenesis.

Performance Comment

Studies

This biomarker is currently being annotated or is under review. You must be logged in or do not have permission to view any additional information. Contact Heather Kincaid at heather.kincaid@jpl.nasa.gov if you should have access to this biomarker.

Announcement 10/07/2014

EDRN Patient Advocates will host an EDRN Advocacy Educational Webinar, Biomarkers for Prostate Cancer Detection and Monitoring, on Monday, January 12th, 2015, at 1 p.m. EDT / 10 a.m. PDT. Registration is not required for this. Please click for more information.
Announcement 09/14/2014

Thank you to everyone who helped make the 9th EDRN Scientific Workshop a success. We look forward to seeing everyone at the 28th EDRN Steering Committee Meeting from March 31-April 2, 2015, in Atlanta, GA.