Aliases for IL3RA Gene
External Ids for IL3RA Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for IL3RA Gene
The protein encoded by this gene is an interleukin 3 specific subunit of a heterodimeric cytokine receptor. The receptor is comprised of a ligand specific alpha subunit and a signal transducing beta subunit shared by the receptors for interleukin 3 (IL3), colony stimulating factor 2 (CSF2/GM-CSF), and interleukin 5 (IL5). The binding of this protein to IL3 depends on the beta subunit. The beta subunit is activated by the ligand binding, and is required for the biological activities of IL3. This gene and the gene encoding the colony stimulating factor 2 receptor alpha chain (CSF2RA) form a cytokine receptor gene cluster in a X-Y pseudoautosomal region on chromosomes X or Y. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding distinct isoforms have been found. [provided by RefSeq, Jun 2012]
GeneCards Summary for IL3RA Gene
IL3RA (Interleukin 3 Receptor Subunit Alpha) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with IL3RA include Hairy Cell Leukemia and Diphtheria. Among its related pathways are Signaling by GPCR and RET signaling. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include cytokine receptor activity and interleukin-3 receptor activity. An important paralog of this gene is CSF2RA.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for IL3RA Gene
This is a receptor for interleukin-3.