Aliases for IL12RB2 Gene
External Ids for IL12RB2 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for IL12RB2 Gene
The protein encoded by this gene is a type I transmembrane protein identified as a subunit of the interleukin 12 receptor complex. The coexpression of this and IL12RB1 proteins was shown to lead to the formation of high-affinity IL12 binding sites and reconstitution of IL12 dependent signaling. The expression of this gene is up-regulated by interferon gamma in Th1 cells, and plays a role in Th1 cell differentiation. The up-regulation of this gene is found to be associated with a number of infectious diseases, such as Crohn's disease and leprosy, which is thought to contribute to the inflammatory response and host defense. Several transcript variants encoding different isoforms and non-protein coding transcripts have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Apr 2012]
GeneCards Summary for IL12RB2 Gene
IL12RB2 (Interleukin 12 Receptor Subunit Beta 2) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with IL12RB2 include Sinusitis and Leprosy. Among its related pathways are Th2 Differentiation Pathway and Innate Immune System. GO annotations related to this gene include protein kinase binding and cytokine receptor activity. An important paralog of this gene is CSF3R.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for IL12RB2 Gene
Receptor for interleukin-12. This subunit is the signaling component coupling to the JAK2/STAT4 pathway. Promotes the proliferation of T-cells as well as NK cells. Induces the promotion of T-cells towards the Th1 phenotype by strongly enhancing IFN-gamma production.