HVEM: HVEM Protein | HVEM Antibody

HVEM Gene family

HVEM Background

Herpesvirus entry mediator (HVEM), also referred to as TNFRSF14, TR2 (TNF receptor-like molecule) and ATAR (another TRAF-associated receptor), is a member of type I transmembrane protein belonging to the TNF-receptor superfamily. It is expressed on many immune cells, including T and B cells, NK cells, monocytes, and neutrophils. Two TNF superfamily ligands lymphotoxin α (TNF-β) and LIGHT (TNFSF14) are identified as cellular ligands for HVEM and initiate the positive signaling. However, recent studies have revealed that HVEM is also involved in the unique inhibitory signaling pathway for T cells through activating tyrosine phosphorylation of the immunoreceptor tyrosine-based inhibitory motif (ITIM) in B and T lymphocyte attenuator (BTLA). HVEM provides a stimulatory signal following engagement with LIGHT (TNFSF14) on T cells. In contrast, it can also provide an inhibitory signal to T cells when it binds the B and T lymphocyte attenuator (BTLA), a ligand member of the Immunoglobulin (Ig) superfamily. Thus, HVEM may be viewed as a molecular switch, capable of facilitating both stimulatory and inhibitory cosignaling in T cells. Substantial evidence from both human disease and from experimental mouse models has indicated that dysregulation of the LIGHT-HVEM-BTLA cosignaling pathway can cause inflammation in the lung and in mucosal tissues.

Reference for HVEM

  • Murphy KM, et al. (2006) Balancing co-stimulation and inhibition with BTLA and HVEM. Nat Rev Immunol. 6(9): 671-81.
  • Heo SK, et al. (2007) HVEM signaling in monocytes is mediated by intracellular calcium mobilization. J Immunol. 179(9): 6305-10.
  • Steinberg MW, et al. (2008) A crucial role for HVEM and BTLA in preventing intestinal inflammation. J Exp Med. 205(6): 1463-76.
  • Pasero C, et al. (2009) A role for HVEM, but not lymphotoxin-beta receptor, in LIGHT-induced tumor cell death and chemokine production. Eur J Immunol. 39(9): 2502-14.
  • Cheung TC. Modulation of T cell proliferation through the LIGHT-HVEM-BTLA cosignaling pathway. Recent Pat DNA Gene Seq. 3(3): 177-82.

HVEM Protein

HVEM protein function

Receptor for BTLA. Receptor for TNFSF14/LIGHT and homotrimeric TNFSF1/lymphotoxin-alpha. Involved in lymphocyte activation. Plays an important role in HSV pathogenesis because it enhanced the entry of several wild-type HSV strains of both serotypes into CHO cells, and mediated HSV entry into activated human T-cells. {ECO:0000269|PubMed:8898196}.; (Microbial infection) Acts as a receptor for Herpes simplex virus 1/HHV-1. {ECO:0000269|PubMed:11511370, ECO:0000269|PubMed:9696799}.; (Microbial infection) Acts as a receptor for Herpes simplex virus 2/HHV-2. {ECO:0000269|PubMed:11511370, ECO:0000269|PubMed:9696799}.

HVEM protein expression

Tissue specificity

Widely expressed, with the highest expression in lung, spleen and thymus.

HVEM protein sequence

This sequence information is just for reference only.From Uniport

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HVEM Antibody

There are 11 HVEM antibodies which are validated in multiple tissues with various applications, including FCM, ELISA, ICC/IF. There are 7 HVEM antibody for FCM, 4 HVEM antibody for ELISA, 1 HVEM antibody for ICC/IF. Among all these HVEM antibodies, there are 4 anti-HVEM mouse monoclonal antibodies , 5 anti-HVEM rabbit monoclonal antibodies , 2 anti-HVEM rabbit polyclonal antibodies . All the HVEM anbodies are produced in house and all are in stock. HVEM antibody customerized service is available.


TNFRSF14 gene / cDNA is a protein-coding gene which located on 1p36.32. The TNFRSF14 gene is conserved in chimpanzee, Rhesus monkey, dog, mouse, rat, zebrafish, and frog.108 organisms have orthologs with human gene TNFRSF14.