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View in Spanish: Miembro 10A de la superfamilia del receptor del factor de necrosis tumoral

Tumor necrosis factor receptor superfamily member 10A (TOO-mer neh-KROH-sis FAK-ter reh-SEP-ter SOO-per FAM-ih-lee …)
A protein on the surface of certain cells that binds another protein called TRAIL, which may kill some cancer cells. An increase in the amount or activity of tumor necrosis factor receptor superfamily member 10A on cancer cells may kill more cells. Also called death receptor 4, DR4, TRAIL receptor 1, and TRAIL-R1.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.