Aliases for ICAM3 Gene
External Ids for ICAM3 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for ICAM3 Gene
The protein encoded by this gene is a member of the intercellular adhesion molecule (ICAM) family. All ICAM proteins are type I transmembrane glycoproteins, contain 2-9 immunoglobulin-like C2-type domains, and bind to the leukocyte adhesion LFA-1 protein. This protein is constitutively and abundantly expressed by all leucocytes and may be the most important ligand for LFA-1 in the initiation of the immune response. It functions not only as an adhesion molecule, but also as a potent signalling molecule. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants encoding different isoforms. [provided by RefSeq, Feb 2016]
GeneCards Summary for ICAM3 Gene
ICAM3 (Intercellular Adhesion Molecule 3) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with ICAM3 include Tick-Borne Encephalitis and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome. Among its related pathways are Degradation of the extracellular matrix and Innate Immune System. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include signaling receptor binding and integrin binding. An important paralog of this gene is ICAM5.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for ICAM3 Gene
ICAM proteins are ligands for the leukocyte adhesion protein LFA-1 (integrin alpha-L/beta-2) (PubMed:1448173). ICAM3 is also a ligand for integrin alpha-D/beta-2. In association with integrin alpha-L/beta-2, contributes to apoptotic neutrophil phagocytosis by macrophages (PubMed:23775590).