FAS

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Fas

A receptor present in cells that binds with Fas ligand to induce apoptosis.
See also: Fas ligand.
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FAS

abbr.
1. fetal alcohol syndrome
2. Foreign Agricultural Service
3. free alongside ship
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FAS

A gene on chromosome 10q24.1 that encodes a member of the TNF-receptor superfamily which is a receptor for TNFSF6/FASLG. FAS contains a so-called death domain, and plays a central role in regulating apoptosis. Ligand binding to FAS results in the formation of a death-inducing signalling complex, comprised of Fas-associated death domain protein (FADD), caspase 8 and caspase 10.

Molecular pathology
FAS has been implicated in the pathogenesis of cancer and immune diseases.
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FAS

Fetal alcohol syndrome, see there.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

FAS

Abbreviation for fetal alcohol syndrome.

Fas

(fas)
A receptor present in cells that binds with Fas ligand to induce apoptosis.
See also: Fas ligand
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