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 TCR signaling in naive CD4+ T cells and ERK Signaling. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include protein heterodimerization activity and obsolete signal transducer activity. An important paralog of this gene is CD3G.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for CD3E Gene
Part of the TCR-CD3 complex present on T-lymphocyte cell surface that plays an essential role in adaptive immune response. When antigen presenting cells (APCs) activate T-cell receptor (TCR), TCR-mediated signals are transmitted across the cell membrane by the CD3 chains CD3D, CD3E, CD3G and CD3Z. All CD3 chains contain immunoreceptor tyrosine-based activation motifs (ITAMs) in their cytoplasmic domain. Upon TCR engagement, these motifs become phosphorylated by Src family protein tyrosine kinases LCK and FYN, resulting in the activation of downstream signaling pathways (PubMed:2470098). In addition of this role of signal transduction in T-cell activation, CD3E plays an essential role in correct T-cell development. Initiates the TCR-CD3 complex assembly by forming the two heterodimers CD3D/CD3E and CD3G/CD3E. Participates also in internalization and cell surface down-regulation of TCR-CD3 complexes via endocytosis sequences present in CD3E cytosolic region (PubMed:10384095, PubMed:26507128).