Aliases for CR2 Gene
External Ids for CR2 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for CR2 Gene
This gene encodes a membrane protein, which functions as a receptor for Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) binding on B and T lymphocytes. Genetic variations in this gene are associated with susceptibility to systemic lupus erythematosus type 9 (SLEB9). Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene.[provided by RefSeq, Sep 2009]
GeneCards Summary for CR2 Gene
CR2 (Complement Component (3d/Epstein Barr Virus) Receptor 2) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with CR2 include systemic lupus erythematosus 9 and immunodeficiency, common variable, 7. Among its related pathways are Epstein-Barr virus infection and Complement and coagulation cascades. GO annotations related to this gene include protein homodimerization activity and transmembrane signaling receptor activity. An important paralog of this gene is CSMD3.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for CR2 Gene
Receptor for complement C3Dd, for the Epstein-Barr virus on human B-cells and T-cells and for HNRPU. Participates in B lymphocytes activation.
(Microbial infection) Acts as a receptor for Epstein-Barr virus.