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Aliases for IL3RA Gene

Aliases for IL3RA Gene

  • Interleukin 3 Receptor, Alpha (Low Affinity) 2 3
  • IL-3 Receptor Subunit Alpha 3 4
  • IL-3R Subunit Alpha 3 4
  • CD123 Antigen 3 4
  • IL-3R-Alpha 3 4
  • IL-3RA 3 4
  • IL3R 3 4
  • Interleukin-3 Receptor Subunit Alpha 3
  • IL-3 Receptor Alpha SP2 Isoform 3
  • HIL-3Ra 3
  • IL3RAY 3
  • CD123 3
  • IL3RX 3
  • IL3RY 3

External Ids for IL3RA Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for IL3RA Gene

  • GC00U990171
  • GC0YU900011
  • GC0XP9H0000
  • GC0YP001499
  • GC0XP001499
  • GC0XP001415
  • GC0XP001455

Summaries for IL3RA Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for IL3RA Gene

  • The protein encoded by this gene is an interleukin 3 specific subunit of a heterodimeric cytokine receptor. The receptor is comprised of a ligand specific alpha subunit and a signal transducing beta subunit shared by the receptors for interleukin 3 (IL3), colony stimulating factor 2 (CSF2/GM-CSF), and interleukin 5 (IL5). The binding of this protein to IL3 depends on the beta subunit. The beta subunit is activated by the ligand binding, and is required for the biological activities of IL3. This gene and the gene encoding the colony stimulating factor 2 receptor alpha chain (CSF2RA) form a cytokine receptor gene cluster in a X-Y pseudoautosomal region on chromosomes X or Y. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding distinct isoforms have been found. [provided by RefSeq, Jun 2012]

GeneCards Summary for IL3RA Gene

IL3RA (Interleukin 3 Receptor, Alpha (Low Affinity)) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with IL3RA include cd4+/cd56+ hematodermic neoplasm and acute basophilic leukemia. Among its related pathways are PI3K-Akt signaling pathway and Akt Signaling. GO annotations related to this gene include interleukin-3 receptor activity. An important paralog of this gene is CSF2RA.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for IL3RA Gene

  • This is a receptor for interleukin-3

Gene Wiki entry for IL3RA Gene

No data available for Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for IL3RA Gene

Genomics for IL3RA Gene

Regulatory Elements for IL3RA Gene

Transcription factor binding sites by QIAGEN in the IL3RA gene promoter:

Genomic Location for IL3RA Gene

1,336,601 bp from pter
1,382,689 bp from pter
46,089 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for IL3RA Gene

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Cytogenetic band:
Genomic Location for IL3RA Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for IL3RA Gene

Proteins for IL3RA Gene

  • Protein details for IL3RA Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Interleukin-3 receptor subunit alpha
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • A8K3F3
    • B9VI81
    • Q5HYQ7
    • Q5HYQ8
    • Q9UEH7

    Protein attributes for IL3RA Gene

    378 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    43330 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Heterodimer of an alpha and a beta subunit. The beta subunit is common to the IL3, IL5 and GM-CSF receptors
    • The gene coding for this protein is located in the pseudoautosomal region 1 (PAR1) of X and Y chromosomes
    • Sequence=BAA08393.1; Type=Erroneous gene model prediction; Evidence={ECO:0000305};

    Three dimensional structures from OCA and Proteopedia for IL3RA Gene

    Alternative splice isoforms for IL3RA Gene


neXtProt entry for IL3RA Gene

Proteomics data for IL3RA Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for IL3RA Gene

  • Glycosylation at Asn46, Asn64, Asn80, Asn109, Asn212, and Asn218
  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus

Other Protein References for IL3RA Gene

ENSEMBL proteins:
Reactome Protein details:
REFSEQ proteins:

Antibody Products

  • R&D Systems Antibodies for IL3RA (IL-3 R alpha/CD123)

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for IL3RA Gene

Domains for IL3RA Gene

Gene Families for IL3RA Gene

  • CD :CD molecules
  • IL :Interleukins and interleukin receptors
  • PAR1 :Pseudoautosomal regions / PAR1

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for IL3RA Gene

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • P26951
  • The WSXWS motif appears to be necessary for proper protein folding and thereby efficient intracellular transport and cell-surface receptor binding
  • The box 1 motif is required for JAK interaction and/or activation
  • Belongs to the type I cytokine receptor family. Type 5 subfamily.
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Function for IL3RA Gene

Molecular function for IL3RA Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
This is a receptor for interleukin-3

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for IL3RA Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0004896 cytokine receptor activity --
GO:0004912 interleukin-3 receptor activity TAS 1833064
GO:0005515 protein binding --
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Phenotypes for IL3RA Gene

GenomeRNAi human phenotypes for IL3RA:
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No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Animal Models , miRNA , Transcription Factor Targeting and HOMER Transcription for IL3RA Gene

Localization for IL3RA Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for IL3RA Gene

Membrane; Single-pass type I membrane protein.

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for IL3RA Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for IL3RA gene
Compartment Confidence
plasma membrane 4
extracellular 2
cytosol 1
endoplasmic reticulum 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for IL3RA Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005886 plasma membrane TAS --
GO:0016020 membrane --
GO:0016021 integral component of membrane IEA --
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Pathways for IL3RA Gene

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Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for IL3RA Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0019221 cytokine-mediated signaling pathway --
GO:0036016 cellular response to interleukin-3 TAS 1833064
GO:0038156 interleukin-3-mediated signaling pathway TAS 1833064
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Compounds for IL3RA Gene

(1) Drugbank Compounds for IL3RA Gene

Compound Synonyms Cas Number Type Actions PubMed IDs
  • Colony-stimulating factor
83869-56-1 target agonist

(1) IUPHAR Ligand for IL3RA Gene

Ligand Type Action Affinity Pubmed IDs
IL-3 Agonist Agonist

(9) Novoseek inferred chemical compound relationships for IL3RA Gene

Compound -log(P) Hits PubMed IDs
gp 130 60.2 8
tyrosine 43.5 12
12-o-tetradecanoylphorbol 13-acetate 10.2 1
glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate 10.1 1
phosphatidylinositol 3.42 1
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Transcripts for IL3RA Gene

Unigene Clusters for IL3RA Gene

Interleukin 3 receptor, alpha (low affinity):
Representative Sequences:

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Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for IL3RA Gene

ExUns: 1a · 1b ^ 2 ^ 3 ^ 4 ^ 5 ^ 6 ^ 7a · 7b ^ 8 ^ 9 ^ 10 ^ 11 ^ 12
SP3: - -

Relevant External Links for IL3RA Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for IL3RA Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for IL3RA Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

Protein differential expression in normal tissues for IL3RA Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Gallbladder (69.0).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, and MOPED for IL3RA Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for IL3RA Gene Hs.632790

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Expression partners for IL3RA Gene

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No data available for mRNA differential expression in normal tissues and mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for IL3RA Gene

Orthologs for IL3RA Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of chordates.

Orthologs for IL3RA Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia IL3RA 35
  • 58.95 (n)
  • 44 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia IL3RA 35
  • 63.8 (n)
  • 47.31 (a)
IL3RA 36
  • 38 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Il3ra 35
  • 48.29 (n)
  • 33.73 (a)
MGI:96553 16
Il3ra 36
  • 26 (a)
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia IL3RA 35
  • 84.22 (n)
  • 80.15 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Il3ra 35
  • 47.93 (n)
  • 33.73 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia -- 36
  • 23 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia -- 36
  • 26 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves -- 36
  • 23 (a)
-- 36
  • 21 (a)
Species with no ortholog for IL3RA:
  • A. gosspyii yeast (Ashbya gossypii)
  • Actinobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis)
  • African malaria mosquito (Anopheles gambiae)
  • Alicante grape (Vitis vinifera)
  • alpha proteobacteria (Wolbachia pipientis)
  • amoeba (Dictyostelium discoideum)
  • Archea (Pyrococcus horikoshii)
  • baker's yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
  • barley (Hordeum vulgare)
  • beta proteobacteria (Neisseria meningitidis)
  • bread mold (Neurospora crassa)
  • Chromalveolata (Phytophthora infestans)
  • common water flea (Daphnia pulex)
  • corn (Zea mays)
  • E. coli (Escherichia coli)
  • filamentous fungi (Aspergillus nidulans)
  • Firmicute bacteria (Streptococcus pneumoniae)
  • fission yeast (Schizosaccharomyces pombe)
  • fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster)
  • green algae (Chlamydomonas reinhardtii)
  • honey bee (Apis mellifera)
  • K. lactis yeast (Kluyveromyces lactis)
  • lizard (Anolis carolinensis)
  • loblloly pine (Pinus taeda)
  • malaria parasite (Plasmodium falciparum)
  • medicago trunc (Medicago Truncatula)
  • moss (Physcomitrella patens)
  • orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus)
  • pig (Sus scrofa)
  • rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
  • rice (Oryza sativa)
  • rice blast fungus (Magnaporthe grisea)
  • schistosome parasite (Schistosoma mansoni)
  • sea anemone (Nematostella vectensis)
  • sea squirt (Ciona intestinalis)
  • sea squirt (Ciona savignyi)
  • sea urchin (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus)
  • sorghum (Sorghum bicolor)
  • soybean (Glycine max)
  • stem rust fungus (Puccinia graminis)
  • sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum)
  • thale cress (Arabidopsis thaliana)
  • tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum)
  • toxoplasmosis (Toxoplasma gondii)
  • Trichoplax (Trichoplax adhaerens)
  • tropical clawed frog (Silurana tropicalis)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)
  • worm (Caenorhabditis elegans)
  • zebrafish (Danio rerio)

Evolution for IL3RA Gene

Gene Tree for IL3RA (if available)
Gene Tree for IL3RA (if available)

Paralogs for IL3RA Gene

Paralogs for IL3RA Gene

Selected SIMAP similar genes for IL3RA Gene using alignment to 3 proteins:

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Variants for IL3RA Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for IL3RA Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 0X pos Sequence Context AA Info Type MAF
VAR_021113 -
VAR_021114 -
VAR_021115 -
VAR_021116 -

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for IL3RA Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
esv29996 CNV Loss 17803354
esv21933 CNV Gain+Loss 19812545
esv2670115 CNV Deletion 23128226
esv2663551 CNV Deletion 23128226
esv2739678 CNV Deletion 23290073
esv2739679 CNV Deletion 23290073
esv2739680 CNV Deletion 23290073
esv2661406 CNV Deletion 23128226
esv2656955 CNV Deletion 23128226
esv2739681 CNV Deletion 23290073
esv2739682 CNV Deletion 23290073
esv2166277 CNV Deletion 18987734
esv2739683 CNV Deletion 23290073
esv2739685 CNV Deletion 23290073
esv2673745 CNV Deletion 23128226
nsv820760 CNV Deletion 20802225
dgv1357e201 CNV Deletion 23290073
dgv1358e201 CNV Deletion 23290073
esv2666429 CNV Deletion 23128226
esv2739693 CNV Deletion 23290073
esv2739694 CNV Deletion 23290073
esv2739697 CNV Deletion 23290073

Relevant External Links for IL3RA Gene

HapMap Linkage Disequilibrium report

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for IL3RA Gene

Disorders for IL3RA Gene

(14) Novoseek inferred disease relationships for IL3RA Gene

Disease -log(P) Hits PubMed IDs
diphtheria 49.3 5
acute leukemia 49 6
myeloid leukemia 44 1
leukemia 39.4 7
leukemia hairy cell 31.3 3

Relevant External Links for IL3RA

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
Human Genome Epidemiology (HuGE) Navigator
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No data available for OMIM , UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot , University of Copenhagen DISEASES and Genatlas for IL3RA Gene

Publications for IL3RA Gene

  1. Converging evidence for a pseudoautosomal cytokine receptor gene locus in schizophrenia. (PMID: 17522711) Lencz T. … Malhotra A.K. (Mol. Psychiatry 2007) 3 23 25 48
  2. Structure of the gene encoding the alpha subunit of the human interleukin 3 receptor. (PMID: 7887951) Kosugi H. … Yokota T. (Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 1995) 3 4 23
  3. Expression cloning of the human IL-3 receptor cDNA reveals a shared beta subunit for the human IL-3 and GM-CSF receptors. (PMID: 1833064) Kitamura T. … Miyajima A. (Cell 1991) 2 3 4
  4. A new isoform of IL-3 receptor alpha with novel differentiation activity and high affinity binding mode. (PMID: 19109256) Chen J. … Young I.G. (J. Biol. Chem. 2009) 3 4 23
  5. A family-based study of the IL3RA gene on susceptibility to schizophrenia in a Chinese Han population. (PMID: 19281803) Sun S. … Zhang X.Y. (Brain Res. 2009) 3 23 48

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