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B cell maturation antigen

Target id: 1889

Nomenclature: B cell maturation antigen

Abbreviated Name: BCMA

Systematic Nomenclature: TNFRSF17

Family: Tumour necrosis factor (TNF) receptor family

Annotation status:  image of a grey circle Awaiting annotation/under development. Please contact us if you can help with annotation.  » Email us

   GtoImmuPdb view: ON :     B cell maturation antigen has curated data in GtoImmuPdb

Gene and Protein Information
Species TM AA Chromosomal Location Gene Symbol Gene Name Reference
Human 1 184 16p13.13 TNFRSF17 TNF receptor superfamily member 17
Mouse 1 185 Tnfrsf17 tumor necrosis factor receptor superfamily, member 17
Rat - - Tnfrsf17 TNF receptor superfamily member 17
Previous and Unofficial Names
tumor necrosis factor receptor superfamily, member 17 | BCM | CD269 | TNFRSF13a | tumor necrosis factor receptor superfamily
Database Links
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Entrez Gene
Human Protein Atlas
Adaptor proteins (Human)
Other Binding Ligands
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Ligand Sp. Action Affinity Units Reference
APRIL {Sp: Human} Hs - - -
BAFF {Sp: Human} Hs - - -


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2. Hipp S, Tai YT, Blanset D, Deegen P, Wahl J, Thomas O, Rattel B, Adam PJ, Anderson KC, Friedrich M. (2017) A novel BCMA/CD3 bispecific T-cell engager for the treatment of multiple myeloma induces selective lysis in vitro and in vivo. Leukemia, 31 (8): 1743-1751. [PMID:28025583]

3. Lee L, Bounds D, Paterson J, Herledan G, Sully K, Seestaller-Wehr LM, Fieles WE, Tunstead J, McCahon L, Germaschewski FM et al.. (2016) Evaluation of B cell maturation antigen as a target for antibody drug conjugate mediated cytotoxicity in multiple myeloma. Br. J. Haematol., 174 (6): 911-22. [PMID:27313079]

4. Podar K, Pecherstorfer M. (2017) Current and developing synthetic pharmacotherapy for treating relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma. Expert Opin Pharmacother, 18 (11): 1061-1079. [PMID:28604120]

5. Tai YT, Mayes PA, Acharya C, Zhong MY, Cea M, Cagnetta A, Craigen J, Yates J, Gliddon L, Fieles W et al.. (2014) Novel anti-B-cell maturation antigen antibody-drug conjugate (GSK2857916) selectively induces killing of multiple myeloma. Blood, 123 (20): 3128-38. [PMID:24569262]

6. (2017) Sending CAR T Cells After Multiple Myeloma. Cancer Discov, 7 (8): OF9. [PMID:28588060]


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David MacEwan.
Tumour necrosis factor (TNF) receptor family: B cell maturation antigen. Last modified on 08/11/2017. Accessed on 18/01/2019. IUPHAR/BPS Guide to PHARMACOLOGY, http://guidetoimmunopharmacology.org/GRAC/ObjectDisplayForward?objectId=1889.