||Cytokine that binds to TNFRSF11B/OPG and to TNFRSF11A/RANK. Osteoclast differentiation and activation factor. Augments the ability of dendritic cells to stimulate naive T-cell proliferation. May be an important regulator of interactions between T-cells and dendritic cells and may play a role in the regulation of the T-cell-dependent immune response. May also play an important role in enhanced bone-resorption in humoral hypercalcemia of malignancy
|Involvement in disease
||Osteopetrosis, autosomal recessive 2 (OPTB2)
||Isoform 1: Cell membrane, Single-pass type II membrane protein, SUBCELLULAR LOCATION: Isoform 3: Cell membrane, Single-pass type II membrane protein, SUBCELLULAR LOCATION: Isoform 2: Cytoplasm, SUBCELLULAR LOCATION: Tumor necrosis factor ligand superfamily member 11, soluble form: Secreted
||Tumor necrosis factor family
||Highest in the peripheral lymph nodes, weak in spleen, peripheral blood Leukocytes, bone marrow, heart, placenta, skeletal muscle, stomach and thyroid.