Aliases for IL2RA Gene
External Ids for IL2RA Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for IL2RA Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for IL2RA Gene
The interleukin 2 (IL2) receptor alpha (IL2RA) and beta (IL2RB) chains, together with the common gamma chain (IL2RG), constitute the high-affinity IL2 receptor. Homodimeric alpha chains (IL2RA) result in low-affinity receptor, while homodimeric beta (IL2RB) chains produce a medium-affinity receptor. Normally an integral-membrane protein, soluble IL2RA has been isolated and determined to result from extracellular proteolyisis. Alternately-spliced IL2RA mRNAs have been isolated, but the significance of each is presently unknown. Mutations in this gene are associated with interleukin 2 receptor alpha deficiency.[provided by RefSeq, Nov 2009]
GeneCards Summary for IL2RA Gene
IL2RA (Interleukin 2 Receptor Subunit Alpha) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with IL2RA include immunodeficiency 41 with lymphoproliferation and autoimmunity and diabetes, mellitus, insulin-dependent 10. Among its related pathways are Platelet activation, signaling and aggregation and Signaling by GPCR. GO annotations related to this gene include drug binding and interleukin-2 binding.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for IL2RA Gene
Receptor for interleukin-2. The receptor is involved in the regulation of immune tolerance by controlling regulatory T cells (TREGs) activity. TREGs suppress the activation and expansion of autoreactive T cells.
Cytokines are proteinaceous signaling compounds that are major mediators of the immune response. They control many different cellular functions including proliferation, differentiation and cell survival/apoptosis but are also involved in several pathophysiological processes.