Aliases for IL17RA Gene
External Ids for IL17RA Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for IL17RA Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for IL17RA Gene
Interleukin 17A (IL17A) is a proinflammatory cytokine secreted by activated T-lymphocytes. It is a potent inducer of the maturation of CD34-positive hematopoietic precursors into neutrophils. The transmembrane protein encoded by this gene (interleukin 17A receptor; IL17RA) is a ubiquitous type I membrane glycoprotein that binds with low affinity to interleukin 17A. Interleukin 17A and its receptor play a pathogenic role in many inflammatory and autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis. Like other cytokine receptors, this receptor likely has a multimeric structure. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants encoding different isoforms. [provided by RefSeq, Feb 2014]
GeneCards Summary for IL17RA Gene
IL17RA (Interleukin 17 Receptor A) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with IL17RA include Immunodeficiency 51 and Chronic Mucocutaneous Candidiasis. Among its related pathways are IL-17 Family Signaling Pathways and Akt Signaling. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include interleukin-17 receptor activity. An important paralog of this gene is IL17RD.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for IL17RA Gene
Receptor for IL17A (PubMed:17911633, PubMed:9367539). Receptor for IL17F (PubMed:19838198, PubMed:17911633). Binds to IL17A with higher affinity than to IL17F (PubMed:17911633). Binds IL17A and IL17F homodimers as part of a heterodimeric complex with IL17RC (PubMed:16785495). Also binds heterodimers formed by IL17A and IL17F as part of a heterodimeric complex with IL17RC (PubMed:18684971). Receptor for IL17C as part of a heterodimeric complex with IL17RE (PubMed:21993848). Activation of IL17RA leads to induction of expression of inflammatory chemokines and cytokines such as CXCL1, CXCL8/IL8 and IL6 (PubMed:16785495, PubMed:17911633, PubMed:18684971).