The protein encoded by this gene is a member of the transmembrane 4 superfamily, also known as the tetraspanin family. Most of these members are cell-surface proteins that are characterized by the presence of four hydrophobic domains. The proteins mediate signal transduction events that play a role in the regulation of cell development, activation, growth and motility. This encoded protein is a cell surface antigen and is highly expressed in different carcinomas. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008] (from
Jaminet et al., United States. In Biochem Biophys Res Commun, Oct 2015
Transmembrane-4 L-six family member-1 (TM4SF1) is a small plasma membrane-associated glycoprotein that is highly and selectively expressed on the plasma membranes of tumor cells, cultured endothelial cells, and, in vivo, on tumor-associated endothelium.
Tanaka et al., Fukuoka, Japan. In Int J Oncol, Aug 2015
The cell surface protein Transmembrane 4 L6 family member 1 (TM4SF1) has been detected in various tumors, and its expression on tumor cells is implicated in cancer cell metastasis and patient prognosis.
Huang et al., Changsha, China. In Oncol Rep, Jun 2015
We found that miR-203 was significantly downregulated in OSF tissues compared to that in normal buccal mucosa tissues, and that miR-203 negatively regulated secreted frizzled-related protein 4 (SFRP4) and positively regulated transmembrane-4 L six family member 1 (TM4SF1).
Wang et al., Wuxi, China. In Int J Clin Exp Pathol, 2014
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of transmembrane-4-l-six-family-1 (TM4SF1) on breast cancer cell line MDA-MB-231 invasion and apoptosis and its mechanism through PI3K/AKT/mTOR pathway.
Nanopodia are thin, elongated, largely F-actin-negative membrane projections in endothelial and cancer cells that can be visualized through TM4SF1 (Transmembrane-4-L-six-family-1) immunofluorescence staining.
Pickard et al., Glasgow, United Kingdom. In J Cell Mol Med, 2013
Heterozygous, gene trap integrations were identified within ten genes, eight of which are likely to produce loss-of-function mutations including MED10, MSI2 and three long intergenic non-coding (LINC) RNAs.
Jaminet et al., Boston, United States. In Angiogenesis, 2011
TM4SF1, like genuine tetraspanins, serves as a molecular organizer that interacts with membrane and cytoskeleton-associated proteins and uniquely initiates the formation of nanopodia and facilitates cell polarization and migration.