CD40
LOCUS ID958
GENE_SYMBOLCD40
GENE NAMECD40 molecule, TNF r
SYNONYMNSp50, Bp50, CDW40, TNFRS
CHROMOSOME20
HOMOLOGENE ID954
microRNAsNANA
GENE SUMMARY
This gene is expressed in adipose tissue exclusively. It encodes a protein with similarity to collagens X and VIII and complement factor C1q. The encoded protein circulates in the plasma and is involved with metabolic and hormonal processes. Mutations in this gene are associated with adiponectin deficiency. Multiple alternatively spliced variants, encoding the same protein, have been identified. [provided by RefSeq, Apr 2010]

OBSERVATIONS

Complication Evidence PMID
Cardiovascular1. we explore the role of soluble CD40L (sCD40L) as a potential biomarker for the development of cardiovascular disease in T2DM subjects. Finally, the therapeutic potential of CD40-CD40L inhibition in T2DM is highlighted.22965071
Atherosclerosis1. In hypercholesterolemic Type 2 diabetic patients, sCD40L, a factor playing a pivotal role in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis and associated with more rupture-prone lesions, is reduced by short-term treatment with rosuvastatin.18787388
Retinopathy1. Receiver operating characteristic analysis provided good discriminatory power for sCD40L as predictor of DR presence, with high sensitivity and specificity. Categorizing DWR and DR patients into sCD40L quartiles, based on sCD40L concentrations in T2DM without DR, demonstrated statistically significant gradual increase in DR risk with increasing sCD40L levels. sCD40L levels were significantly higher in DR compared to DWR patients.30149416