Aliases for CD3E Gene
External Ids for CD3E Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for CD3E Gene
The protein encoded by this gene is the CD3-epsilon polypeptide, which together with CD3-gamma, -delta and -zeta, and the T-cell receptor alpha/beta and gamma/delta heterodimers, forms the T-cell receptor-CD3 complex. This complex plays an important role in coupling antigen recognition to several intracellular signal-transduction pathways. The genes encoding the epsilon, gamma and delta polypeptides are located in the same cluster on chromosome 11. The epsilon polypeptide plays an essential role in T-cell development. Defects in this gene cause immunodeficiency. This gene has also been linked to a susceptibility to type I diabetes in women. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for CD3E Gene
CD3E (CD3e Molecule) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with CD3E include immunodeficiency 18 and t-b+ severe combined immunodeficiency due to cd3delta/cd3epsilon/cd3zeta. Among its related pathways are Toll-like receptor signaling pathway and Hematopoietic cell lineage. GO annotations related to this gene include protein heterodimerization activity and signal transducer activity.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for CD3E Gene
The CD3 complex mediates signal transduction, resulting in T cell activation and proliferation. Required for normal immune responses (PubMed:15546002, PubMed:8490660).