Aliases for IL1R2 Gene
External Ids for IL1R2 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for IL1R2 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for IL1R2 Gene
The protein encoded by this gene is a cytokine receptor that belongs to the interleukin 1 receptor family. This protein binds interleukin alpha (IL1A), interleukin beta (IL1B), and interleukin 1 receptor, type I(IL1R1/IL1RA), and acts as a decoy receptor that inhibits the activity of its ligands. Interleukin 4 (IL4) is reported to antagonize the activity of interleukin 1 by inducing the expression and release of this cytokine. This gene and three other genes form a cytokine receptor gene cluster on chromosome 2q12. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants and protein isoforms. Alternative splicing produces both membrane-bound and soluble proteins. A soluble protein is also produced by proteolytic cleavage. [provided by RefSeq, May 2012]
GeneCards Summary for IL1R2 Gene
IL1R2 (Interleukin 1 Receptor Type 2) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with IL1R2 include Endometriosis and Aseptic Meningitis. Among its related pathways are IL-1 signaling pathway and MAPK signaling pathway. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include interleukin-1 receptor activity and interleukin-1, type II, blocking receptor activity. An important paralog of this gene is IL1RAPL2.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for IL1R2 Gene
Non-signaling receptor for IL1A, IL1B and IL1RN. Reduces IL1B activities. Serves as a decoy receptor by competetive binding to IL1B and preventing its binding to IL1R1. Also modulates cellular response through non-signaling association with IL1RAP after binding to IL1B. IL1R2 (membrane and secreted forms) preferentially binds IL1B and poorly IL1A and IL1RN. The secreted IL1R2 recruits secreted IL1RAP with high affinity; this complex formation may be the dominant mechanism for neutralization of IL1B by secreted/soluble receptors.
Cytokines are proteinaceous signaling compounds that are major mediators of the immune response. They control many different cellular functions including proliferation, differentiation and cell survival/apoptosis but are also involved in several pathophysiological processes.