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 IL27-mediated signaling events and Immune System. GO annotations related to this gene include protein kinase binding and cytokine receptor activity. An important paralog of this gene is IL6ST.
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.