IDSwiss AccGene NameAliasDescription
4982O00300TNFRSF11BOPG; TR1; OCIF; MGC29565tumor necrosis factor receptor superfamily, member 11b (osteoprotegerin)
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FunctionThe protein encoded by this gene is a member of the TNF-receptor superfamily. This protein is an osteoblast-secreted decoy receptor that functions as a negative regulator of bone resorption. This protein specifically binds to its ligand, osteoprotegerin ligand (TNFSF11/OPGL), both of which are key extracellular regulators of osteoclast development. Studies of the mouse counterpart also suggest this protein and its ligand play a role in lymph-node organogenesis and vascular calcification. Alternatively spliced transcript variants of this gene have been reported, but their full length nature has not been determined.


Gene OntologyGO:0005515 protein binding
GO:0005125 cytokine activity
GO:0005576 extracellular region
GO:0006915 apoptosis
GO:0004872 receptor activity
GO:0001501 skeletal development
GO:0007165 signal transduction

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Integrated protein interaction and pathway information

Interacting Partners (HPRD)Experiment
TNFSF10in vitro
TNFSF13in vitro
VWFin vivo
THBS1in vivo
VTNin vivo
FN1in vivo
TNFSF11in vivo

Pathway (NetPath)PubMedRegulationExperiment
IL-115381094 UpregulationMicroarray
IL-215735688 UpregulationMicroarray

Pathway (KEGG)[Cytokine-cytokine receptor interaction]

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