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Aliases for IL7R Gene

Aliases for IL7R Gene

  • Interleukin 7 Receptor 2 3 5
  • IL-7 Receptor Subunit Alpha 3 4
  • IL-7R Subunit Alpha 3 4
  • CD127 Antigen 3 4
  • IL-7R-Alpha 3 4
  • CDW127 3 4
  • Interleukin 7 Receptor Isoform H5-6 3
  • Interleukin 7 Receptor Alpha Chain 3
  • IL-7RA 4
  • CD127 3
  • IL7RA 3
  • ILRA 3

External Ids for IL7R Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for IL7R Gene

  • GC05P036038
  • GC05P036923
  • GC05P035857
  • GC05P035902
  • GC05P035892

Summaries for IL7R Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for IL7R Gene

  • The protein encoded by this gene is a receptor for interleukin 7 (IL7). The function of this receptor requires the interleukin 2 receptor, gamma chain (IL2RG), which is a common gamma chain shared by the receptors of various cytokines, including interleukins 2, 4, 7, 9, and 15. This protein has been shown to play a critical role in V(D)J recombination during lymphocyte development. Defects in this gene may be associated with severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID). Alternatively spliced transcript variants have been found. [provided by RefSeq, Dec 2015]

GeneCards Summary for IL7R Gene

IL7R (Interleukin 7 Receptor) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with IL7R include Severe Combined Immunodeficiency, T Cell-Negative, B-Cell/Natural Killer-Cell Positive and T-B+ Severe Combined Immunodeficiency Due To Il-7Ralpha Deficiency. Among its related pathways are IL-7 Signaling Pathways and ERK Signaling. GO annotations related to this gene include antigen binding and interleukin-7 receptor activity.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for IL7R Gene

  • Receptor for interleukin-7. Also acts as a receptor for thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP).

Gene Wiki entry for IL7R Gene

No data available for Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for IL7R Gene

Genomics for IL7R Gene

Regulatory Elements for IL7R Gene

Enhancers for IL7R Gene
GeneHancer Identifier Score Enhancer Sources TSS distance (kb) Number of Genes Away Size (kb) Transcription Factor Binding Sites within enhancer Other Gene Targets for Enhancer

Enhancers around IL7R on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Promoters for IL7R Gene
Ensembl Regulatory Elements (ENSRs) TSS Distance (bp) Size (bp) Binding Sites for Transcription Factors within promoters

ENSRs around IL7R on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Transcription factor binding sites by QIAGEN in the IL7R gene promoter:

Genomic Location for IL7R Gene

35,852,695 bp from pter
35,879,603 bp from pter
26,909 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for IL7R Gene

Genes around IL7R on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
IL7R Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for IL7R Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for IL7R Gene

Proteins for IL7R Gene

  • Protein details for IL7R Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Interleukin-7 receptor subunit alpha
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • B2RCS6
    • B4DVT1
    • Q05CU8
    • Q6NSP4
    • Q6NWM0
    • Q6NWM1
    • Q6NWM2
    • Q6NWM3
    • Q6SV45
    • Q9UPC1

    Protein attributes for IL7R Gene

    459 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    51581 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • The IL7 receptor is a heterodimer of IL7R and IL2RG. The TSLP receptor is a heterodimer of CRLF2 and IL7R.
    • Sequence=AAH20717.1; Type=Miscellaneous discrepancy; Note=Contaminating sequence. Potential poly-A sequence.; Evidence={ECO:0000305};

    Three dimensional structures from OCA and Proteopedia for IL7R Gene

    Alternative splice isoforms for IL7R Gene


neXtProt entry for IL7R Gene

Proteomics data for IL7R Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for IL7R Gene

  • N-glycosylated IL-7Ralpha binds IL7 300-fold more tightly than the unglycosylated form.
  • Glycosylation at Asn 49, Asn 65, Asn 151, Asn 182, Asn 232, and Asn 233
  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus

Other Protein References for IL7R Gene

Antibody Products

  • R&D Systems Antibodies for IL7R (IL-7 R alpha/CD127)

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for IL7R Gene

Domains & Families for IL7R Gene

Protein Domains for IL7R Gene

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for IL7R Gene

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • The WSXWS motif appears to be necessary for proper protein folding and thereby efficient intracellular transport and cell-surface receptor binding.
  • Belongs to the type I cytokine receptor family. Type 4 subfamily.
  • 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.
  • Contains 1 fibronectin type-III domain.
  • Belongs to the type I cytokine receptor family. Type 4 subfamily.
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Function for IL7R Gene

Molecular function for IL7R Gene

GENATLAS Biochemistry:
interleukin 7,receptor (see IL2RG),with a membrane bound and an alternatively spliced secreted form
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Receptor for interleukin-7. Also acts as a receptor for thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP).

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for IL7R Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005515 protein binding IEA,IPI 8266077
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Human Phenotype Ontology for IL7R Gene

HPO Id HPO Name Alternative Ids Definition Synonyms

Animal Models for IL7R Gene

MGI Knock Outs for IL7R:

Animal Model Products

No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for IL7R Gene

Localization for IL7R Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for IL7R Gene

Isoform 1: Cell membrane; Single-pass type I membrane protein.
Isoform 3: Cell membrane; Single-pass type I membrane protein.
Isoform 4: Secreted.

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for IL7R Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for IL7R gene
Compartment Confidence
extracellular 5
plasma membrane 5
cytosol 2
nucleus 1
peroxisome 1

No data available for Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for IL7R Gene

Pathways & Interactions for IL7R Gene

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SIGNOR curated interactions for IL7R Gene

Is activated by:

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for IL7R Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0000018 regulation of DNA recombination TAS 9495344
GO:0000902 cell morphogenesis IEA --
GO:0007166 cell surface receptor signaling pathway TAS 9843216
GO:0008361 regulation of cell size IEA --
GO:0010628 positive regulation of gene expression IEA --
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Drugs & Compounds for IL7R Gene

(4) Drugs for IL7R Gene - From: DGIdb and Novoseek

Name Status Disease Links Group Role Mechanism of Action Clinical Trials
CYT-107 Pharma 0

(5) Additional Compounds for IL7R Gene - From: Novoseek

Name Synonyms Role CAS Number PubChem IDs PubMed IDs
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Transcripts for IL7R Gene

Unigene Clusters for IL7R Gene

Interleukin 7 receptor:
Representative Sequences:

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for IL7R Gene

ExUns: 1 ^ 2 ^ 3a · 3b ^ 4 ^ 5a · 5b · 5c ^ 6 ^ 7 ^ 8a · 8b
SP1: - -
SP2: -

Relevant External Links for IL7R Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for IL7R Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for IL7R Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for IL7R Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Whole Blood (x11.1), Lung (x8.1), Small Intestine - Terminal Ileum (x7.0), and Spleen (x5.3).

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for IL7R Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (51.8) and CD4 Tcells (11.4).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, and MOPED for IL7R Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for IL7R Gene Hs.591742

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Protein tissue co-expression partners for IL7R Gene

- Elite partner

Primer Products

No data available for mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for IL7R Gene

Orthologs for IL7R Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of chordates.

Orthologs for IL7R Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia IL7R 35
  • 82.46 (n)
  • 75.76 (a)
IL7R 36
  • 76 (a)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia IL7R 35
  • 83.52 (n)
  • 77.8 (a)
IL7R 36
  • 77 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Il7r 35
  • 74.56 (n)
  • 64.91 (a)
Il7r 16
Il7r 36
  • 64 (a)
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia IL7R 35
  • 99.35 (n)
  • 98.69 (a)
IL7R 36
  • 99 (a)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Il7r 35
  • 75.37 (n)
  • 66.45 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia IL7R 36
  • 50 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia IL7R 36
  • 49 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves IL7R 35
  • 52.87 (n)
  • 39.14 (a)
IL7R 36
  • 35 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia IL7R 36
  • 31 (a)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii il7r 36
  • 25 (a)
Species with no ortholog for IL7R:
  • 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)
  • 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)

Evolution for IL7R Gene

Gene Tree for IL7R (if available)
Gene Tree for IL7R (if available)

Paralogs for IL7R Gene

No data available for Paralogs for IL7R Gene

Variants for IL7R Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for IL7R Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 05 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type
rs1494558 - 35,860,966(-) TGGTG(A/G)TGTTG nc-transcript-variant, reference, missense
rs11567735 - 35,867,423(+) GGAGA(A/C)AAGAG nc-transcript-variant, reference, missense
rs1494555 - 35,871,088(-) ATAGA(C/T)GACAC nc-transcript-variant, reference, missense
rs6897932 - 35,874,473(+) ACTAA(C/T)CATCA intron-variant, reference, missense
rs3194051 - 35,876,172(+) TAGTC(A/G)TCACT nc-transcript-variant, downstream-variant-500B, reference, missense

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for IL7R Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv483069 CNV Gain 15286789
dgv6034n71 CNV Loss 21882294
dgv6035n71 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv881045 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv880591 CNV Loss 21882294
nsv471011 CNV Gain 18288195
nsv830261 CNV Gain 17160897

Variation tolerance for IL7R Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 92.8% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 2.87; 48.31% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Relevant External Links for IL7R Gene

Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for IL7R Gene

Disorders for IL7R Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

(18) MalaCards diseases for IL7R Gene - From: OMIM, ClinVar, GeneTests, Orphanet, DISEASES, Novoseek, and GeneCards

Disorder Aliases PubMed IDs
severe combined immunodeficiency, t cell-negative, b-cell/natural killer-cell positive
  • severe combined immunodeficiency, t-cell negative, b-cell/natural killer cell-positive type
t-b+ severe combined immunodeficiency due to il-7ralpha deficiency
  • t-b+ scid due to il-7ralpha deficiency
omenn syndrome
  • reticuloendotheliosis familial with eosinophilia
severe combined immune deficiency, autosomal recessive t cell-negative, b cell-positive, nk cell-positive, il7r-related
  • scid, autosomal recessive
severe combined immunodeficiency
  • adenosine deaminase deficiency
- elite association - COSMIC cancer census association via MalaCards
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  • Multiple sclerosis 3 (MS3) [MIM:612595]: A multifactorial, inflammatory, demyelinating disease of the central nervous system. Sclerotic lesions are characterized by perivascular infiltration of monocytes and lymphocytes and appear as indurated areas in pathologic specimens (sclerosis in plaques). The pathological mechanism is regarded as an autoimmune attack of the myelin sheath, mediated by both cellular and humoral immunity. Clinical manifestations include visual loss, extra-ocular movement disorders, paresthesias, loss of sensation, weakness, dysarthria, spasticity, ataxia and bladder dysfunction. Genetic and environmental factors influence susceptibility to the disease. Note=Disease susceptibility is associated with variations affecting the gene represented in this entry. A polymorphism at position 244 strongly influences susceptibility to multiple sclerosis. Overtransmission of the major C allele coding for Thr-244 is detected in offspring affected with multiple sclerosis. In vitro analysis of transcripts from minigenes containing either C allele (Thr-244) or T allele (Ile-244) shows that the C allele results in an approximately two-fold increase in the skipping of exon 6, leading to increased production of a soluble form of IL7R. Thus, the multiple sclerosis associated C risk allele of IL7R would probably decrease membrane-bound expression of IL7R. As this risk allele is common in the general population, some additional triggers are probably required for the development and progression of MS.
  • Severe combined immunodeficiency autosomal recessive T-cell-negative/B-cell-positive/NK-cell-positive (T(-)B(+)NK(+) SCID) [MIM:608971]: A form of severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID), a genetically and clinically heterogeneous group of rare congenital disorders characterized by impairment of both humoral and cell-mediated immunity, leukopenia, and low or absent antibody levels. Patients present in infancy recurrent, persistent infections by opportunistic organisms. The common characteristic of all types of SCID is absence of T-cell-mediated cellular immunity due to a defect in T-cell development. Note=The disease is caused by mutations affecting the gene represented in this entry.

Relevant External Links for IL7R

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
Human Genome Epidemiology (HuGE) Navigator
Atlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology:
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No data available for Genatlas for IL7R Gene

Publications for IL7R Gene

  1. Interleukin 7 receptor alpha chain (IL7R) shows allelic and functional association with multiple sclerosis. (PMID: 17660817) Gregory S.G. … Haines J.L. (Nat. Genet. 2007) 3 4 48 67
  2. IL-7 receptor is expressed on adult pre-B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia and other B-cell derived neoplasms and correlates with expression of proliferation and survival markers. (PMID: 20060740) Sasson S.C. … Kelleher A.D. (Cytokine 2010) 3 23
  3. Haplotype 4 of the multiple sclerosis-associated interleukin-7 receptor alpha gene influences the frequency of recent thymic emigrants. (PMID: 20072142) Broux B. … Stinissen P. (Genes Immun. 2010) 3 23
  4. Functionally significant differences in expression of disease-associated IL-7 receptor alpha haplotypes in CD4 T cells and dendritic cells. (PMID: 20097866) Hoe E. … Booth D.R. (J. Immunol. 2010) 3 23
  5. Interleukin 7 receptor alpha chain haplotypes vary in their influence on multiple sclerosis susceptibility and response to interferon Beta. (PMID: 20187771) Hoe E. … Booth D. (J. Interferon Cytokine Res. 2010) 3 23

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