Aliases for CCR9 Gene
External Ids for CCR9 Gene
Previous Symbols for CCR9 Gene
The protein encoded by this gene is a member of the beta chemokine receptor family. It is predicted to be a seven transmembrane protein similar to G protein-coupled receptors. Chemokines and their receptors are key regulators of the thymocytes migration and maturation in normal and inflammation conditions. The specific ligand of this receptor is CCL25. It has been found that this gene is differentially expressed by T lymphocytes of small intestine and colon, suggested a role in the thymocytes recruitment and development that may permit functional specialization of immune responses in different segment of the gastrointestinal tract. This gene is mapped to the chemokine receptor gene cluster region. Two alternatively spliced transcript variants have been described. Multiple transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Jan 2012]
GeneCards Summary for CCR9 Gene
CCR9 (Chemokine (C-C Motif) Receptor 9) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with CCR9 include celiac disease and ileitis. Among its related pathways are Signaling by GPCR and Akt Signaling. GO annotations related to this gene include chemokine receptor activity and C-C chemokine receptor activity. An important paralog of this gene is CCR7.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for CCR9 Gene
Receptor for chemokine SCYA25/TECK. Subsequently transduces a signal by increasing the intracellular calcium ions level. Alternative coreceptor with CD4 for HIV-1 infection