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This biomarker is also known as:
  • death receptor 6,
  • CD_antigen=CD358,
  • UNQ437/PRO868,
  • tumor necrosis factor receptor superfamily, member 21,
  • DR6,

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TNFRSF21, a member of the TNF-receptor superfamily and a single-pass type I membrane protein, has been shown to activate NF-kappaB and MAPK8/JNK, and induce cell apoptosis. Through its death domain, this receptor interacts with TRADD protein, which is known to serve as an adaptor that mediates signal transduction of TNF-receptors. TNFRSF21 is required for both normal cell body death and axonal pruning. Knockout studies in mice suggested that this gene plays a role in T-helper cell activation, and may be involved in inflammation and immune regulation.


QA State: Curated
Type: Protein
Short Name:


There are no datasets associated with this biomarker.


The following organs have data associated with this biomarker…



Phase: Three
QA State: Under Review


TNFRSF21 is a secreted molecule that is selectively expressed in tumor vasculature and represents a promising target as a serum biomarker.

Performance Comment

TNFRSF21 protein is detectable in sera of epithelial ovarian cancer patients and at higher levels compared with healthy donors.


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2016 EDRN PI Orientation

The New and Continuing EDRN Principal Investigator Orientation will take place March 14–15, 2016 in Bethesda, Maryland.

Announcement 11/05/2015

Thank you to everyone who made the 29th EDRN Steering Committee Meeting a success. The orientation for new and continuing EDRN PIs will be held Monday-Tuesday, March 14-15, 2016, on the NCI campus. More information will be available later this autumn.

Announcement 06/30/2015

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