Aliases for CD4 Gene
External Ids for CD4 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for CD4 Gene
This gene encodes a membrane glycoprotein of T lymphocytes that interacts with major histocompatibility complex class II antigenes and is also a receptor for the human immunodeficiency virus. This gene is expressed not only in T lymphocytes, but also in B cells, macrophages, and granulocytes. It is also expressed in specific regions of the brain. The protein functions to initiate or augment the early phase of T-cell activation, and may function as an important mediator of indirect neuronal damage in infectious and immune-mediated diseases of the central nervous system. Multiple alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been identified in this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Aug 2010]
GeneCards Summary for CD4 Gene
CD4 (CD4 Molecule) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with CD4 include okt4 epitope deficiency and lymphatic system disease. Among its related pathways are TGF-Beta Pathway and TGF-Beta Pathway. GO annotations related to this gene include protein homodimerization activity and enzyme binding.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for CD4 Gene
Accessory protein for MHC class-II antigen/T-cell receptor interaction. May regulate T-cell activation. Induces the aggregation of lipid rafts