Aliases for PTPRC Gene
External Ids for PTPRC Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for PTPRC Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for PTPRC Gene
The protein encoded by this gene is a member of the protein tyrosine phosphatase (PTP) family. PTPs are known to be signaling molecules that regulate a variety of cellular processes including cell growth, differentiation, mitosis, and oncogenic transformation. This PTP contains an extracellular domain, a single transmembrane segment and two tandem intracytoplasmic catalytic domains, and thus is classified as a receptor type PTP. This PTP has been shown to be an essential regulator of T- and B-cell antigen receptor signaling. It functions through either direct interaction with components of the antigen receptor complexes, or by activating various Src family kinases required for the antigen receptor signaling. This PTP also suppresses JAK kinases, and thus functions as a regulator of cytokine receptor signaling. Alternatively spliced transcripts variants of this gene, which encode distinct isoforms, have been reported. [provided by RefSeq, Jun 2012]
GeneCards Summary for PTPRC Gene
PTPRC (Protein Tyrosine Phosphatase, Receptor Type C) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with PTPRC include Severe Combined Immunodeficiency, T Cell-Negative, B-Cell/Natural Killer-Cell Positive and Hepatitis C Virus. Among its related pathways are ICos-ICosL Pathway in T-Helper Cell and IL-2 Pathway. GO annotations related to this gene include protein kinase binding and phosphatase activity. An important paralog of this gene is PTPRD.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for PTPRC Gene
Protein tyrosine-protein phosphatase required for T-cell activation through the antigen receptor. Acts as a positive regulator of T-cell coactivation upon binding to DPP4. The first PTPase domain has enzymatic activity, while the second one seems to affect the substrate specificity of the first one. Upon T-cell activation, recruits and dephosphorylates SKAP1 and FYN. Dephosphorylates LYN, and thereby modulates LYN activity (By similarity).