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Aliases for LIFR Gene

Aliases for LIFR Gene

  • LIF Receptor Alpha 2 3 5
  • Leukemia Inhibitory Factor Receptor Alpha 2 3
  • Leukemia Inhibitory Factor Receptor 2 3
  • CD118 Antigen 3 4
  • LIF Receptor 3 4
  • LIF-R 3 4
  • CD118 3
  • SJS2 3
  • STWS 3
  • SWS 3

External Ids for LIFR Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for LIFR Gene

  • GC05M038663
  • GC05M039546
  • GC05M038480
  • GC05M038525
  • GC05M038515
  • GC05M038427

Summaries for LIFR Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for LIFR Gene

  • This gene encodes a protein that belongs to the type I cytokine receptor family. This protein combines with a high-affinity converter subunit, gp130, to form a receptor complex that mediates the action of the leukemia inhibitory factor, a polyfunctional cytokine that is involved in cellular differentiation, proliferation and survival in the adult and the embryo. Mutations in this gene cause Schwartz-Jampel syndrome type 2, a disease belonging to the group of the bent-bone dysplasias. A translocation that involves the promoter of this gene, t(5;8)(p13;q12) with the pleiomorphic adenoma gene 1, is associated with salivary gland pleiomorphic adenoma, a common type of benign epithelial tumor of the salivary gland. Multiple splice variants encoding the same protein have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]

GeneCards Summary for LIFR Gene

LIFR (LIF Receptor Alpha) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with LIFR include Stuve-Wiedemann Syndrome and Cakut. Among its related pathways are ERK Signaling and Akt Signaling. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include growth factor binding and ciliary neurotrophic factor receptor activity. An important paralog of this gene is OSMR.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for LIFR Gene

  • Signal-transducing molecule. May have a common pathway with IL6ST. The soluble form inhibits the biological activity of LIF by blocking its binding to receptors on target cells.

Gene Wiki entry for LIFR Gene

Additional gene information for LIFR Gene

No data available for CIViC summary , Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for LIFR Gene

Genomics for LIFR Gene

GeneHancer (GH) Regulatory Elements for LIFR Gene

Promoters and enhancers for LIFR Gene
GeneHancer (GH) Identifier GH Type GH
GH Sources Gene Association Score Total Score TSS distance (kb) Number of Genes Away Size (kb) Transcription Factor
Binding Sites
Gene Targets
GH05J038554 Promoter/Enhancer 2 EPDnew Ensembl ENCODE 666.7 +51.9 51932 3.2 CLOCK ARID4B SIN3A DMAP1 ZNF2 YY1 ZNF766 ZNF213 ZNF263 SP3 LIFR LIFR-AS1 MIR3650 LOC105374732 ENSG00000248234 EGFLAM-AS1 RICTOR EGFLAM-AS2 EGFLAM
GH05J038607 Enhancer 1.1 Ensembl ENCODE 663.7 +0.6 600 1.4 FEZF1 RAD21 RFX5 TCF12 GATA2 RCOR1 FOS DEK CEBPB NFIC LIFR LINC01265 OSMR LIFR-AS1 GC05P038579
GH05J038594 Promoter/Enhancer 1 EPDnew ENCODE 656.2 +12.8 12829 1.4 STAT1 SMARCC1 GLIS1 SMARCC2 NFE2 ZNF600 LIFR LIFR-AS1 GC05P038579
GH05J039167 Enhancer 1.2 Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 13 -559.2 -559186 0.5 HDAC1 ATF1 TAF9B ARNT ZBTB40 CHAMP1 TCF12 ZNF766 ATF7 ZBTB2 FYB1 LINC01265 LIFR OSMR GOLGA5P1 GC05M039106
GH05J038829 Enhancer 1.1 ENCODE dbSUPER 13 -222.8 -222797 3.8 FOXA2 MLX ARID4B DMAP1 ZNF48 ATF7 NFKBIZ RXRA ZHX2 PPARG LINC01265 RICTOR LIFR OSMR OSMR-AS1 LOC105374733
- Elite GeneHancer and/or Elite GeneHancer-gene association Download GeneHancer data from 2017 publication | Request up-to-date GeneHancer data (full dataset)

GeneHancers around LIFR on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Top Transcription factor binding sites by QIAGEN in the LIFR gene promoter:
  • PPAR-gamma2
  • PPAR-gamma1
  • STAT3
  • GR-alpha
  • GR
  • Sox5
  • GATA-2
  • C/EBPbeta
  • AREB6
  • Pbx1a

Genomic Locations for LIFR Gene

Genomic Locations for LIFR Gene
133,392 bases
Minus strand
133,392 bases
Minus strand

Genomic View for LIFR Gene

Genes around LIFR on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
LIFR Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for LIFR Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for LIFR Gene

Proteins for LIFR Gene

  • Protein details for LIFR Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Leukemia inhibitory factor receptor
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • Q6LCD9

    Protein attributes for LIFR Gene

    1097 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    123743 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Heterodimer composed of LIFR and IL6ST. The heterodimer formed by LIFR and IL6ST interacts with the complex formed by CNTF and CNTFR.

    Three dimensional structures from OCA and Proteopedia for LIFR Gene

    Alternative splice isoforms for LIFR Gene


neXtProt entry for LIFR Gene

Post-translational modifications for LIFR Gene

  • Glycosylation at isoforms=787, posLast=729729, posLast=680680, posLast=663663, isoforms=652, posLast=572572, posLast=489489, posLast=481481, isoforms=445, isoforms=426, posLast=407407, isoforms=390, isoforms=303, posLast=243243, posLast=191191, posLast=143143, posLast=131131, isoforms=85, and posLast=6464
  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for LIFR Gene

Domains & Families for LIFR Gene

Gene Families for LIFR Gene

Human Protein Atlas (HPA):
  • Cancer-related genes
  • CD markers
  • Disease related genes
  • Plasma proteins
  • Predicted membrane proteins
  • Predicted secreted proteins

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for LIFR Gene

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Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • The WSXWS motif appears to be necessary for proper protein folding and thereby efficient intracellular transport and cell-surface receptor binding.
  • Belongs to the type I cytokine receptor family. Type 2 subfamily.
  • The WSXWS motif appears to be necessary for proper protein folding and thereby efficient intracellular transport and cell-surface receptor binding.
  • The box 1 motif is required for JAK interaction and/or activation.
  • Belongs to the type I cytokine receptor family. Type 2 subfamily.
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Function for LIFR Gene

Molecular function for LIFR Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Signal-transducing molecule. May have a common pathway with IL6ST. The soluble form inhibits the biological activity of LIF by blocking its binding to receptors on target cells.
GENATLAS Biochemistry:
leukemia inhibitory factor receptor

Phenotypes From GWAS Catalog for LIFR Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for LIFR Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0004896 cytokine receptor activity IEA --
GO:0004897 contributes_to ciliary neurotrophic factor receptor activity IDA 12643274
GO:0004923 contributes_to leukemia inhibitory factor receptor activity TAS,IDA 8999038
GO:0004924 contributes_to oncostatin-M receptor activity IDA 8999038
GO:0005127 ciliary neurotrophic factor receptor binding IPI 12707266
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Human Phenotype Ontology for LIFR Gene

HPO Id HPO Name Alternative Ids Definition Synonyms

Animal Models for LIFR Gene

MGI Knock Outs for LIFR:
  • Lifr Lifr<tm1Imx>
  • Lifr Lifr<tm1Cgre>
  • Lifr Lifr<tm1b(EUCOMM)Hmgu>

Animal Model Products

miRNA for LIFR Gene

miRTarBase miRNAs that target LIFR

Clone Products

No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for LIFR Gene

Localization for LIFR Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for LIFR Gene

Isoform 1: Cell membrane; Single-pass type I membrane protein.
Isoform 2: Secreted.

Subcellular locations from

Extracellular space Cytosol Plasma membrane Cytoskeleton Lysosome Endosome Peroxisome ER Golgi Apparatus Nucleus Mitochondrion 0 1 2 3 4 5 Confidence
COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for LIFR gene
Compartment Confidence
plasma membrane 5
extracellular 5
nucleus 3
cytosol 2
golgi apparatus 2
cytoskeleton 1
mitochondrion 1
endoplasmic reticulum 1

Subcellular locations from the

Human Protein Atlas (HPA)
  • Golgi apparatus (2)
  • Nuclear speckles (2)
See all subcellular structures

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for LIFR Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005576 extracellular region IEA --
GO:0005615 extracellular space IEA --
GO:0005886 plasma membrane TAS --
GO:0005887 integral component of plasma membrane TAS 1915266
GO:0016020 membrane IEA --
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Pathways & Interactions for LIFR Gene

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SIGNOR curated interactions for LIFR Gene

Is activated by:
Is inactivated by:

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for LIFR Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0001959 regulation of cytokine-mediated signaling pathway TAS --
GO:0007166 cell surface receptor signaling pathway TAS 1915266
GO:0008284 positive regulation of cell proliferation IDA 7957045
GO:0019221 cytokine-mediated signaling pathway TAS,IDA --
GO:0034097 response to cytokine IDA 8999038
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Drugs & Compounds for LIFR Gene

(8) Drugs for LIFR Gene - From: Novoseek

Name Status Disease Links Group Role Mechanism of Action Clinical Trials

(4) Additional Compounds for LIFR Gene - From: Novoseek

Name Synonyms Role CAS Number PubChem IDs PubMed IDs
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Transcripts for LIFR Gene

Unigene Clusters for LIFR Gene

Leukemia inhibitory factor receptor alpha:
Representative Sequences:

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Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for LIFR Gene

ExUns: 1 ^ 2 ^ 3a · 3b ^ 4 ^ 5a · 5b ^ 6a · 6b · 6c ^ 7a · 7b ^ 8 ^ 9 ^ 10 ^ 11 ^ 12 ^ 13 ^ 14a · 14b ^ 15 ^ 16a · 16b ^ 17 ^ 18 ^ 19 ^
SP1: - - - - - -
SP2: -
SP3: - - - - -
SP4: - -
SP6: - -

ExUns: 20a · 20b ^ 21a · 21b ^ 22 ^ 23a · 23b
SP1: -

Relevant External Links for LIFR Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for LIFR Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues from GTEx, Illumina, BioGPS, and CGAP SAGE for LIFR Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for LIFR Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Liver (37.3) and Cerebrospinal fluid (24.0).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB, MaxQB, and MOPED for LIFR Gene

NURSA nuclear receptor signaling pathways regulating expression of LIFR Gene:


SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for LIFR Gene:


Evidence on tissue expression from TISSUES for LIFR Gene

  • Nervous system(3.6)
  • Liver(2.2)
  • Lung(2.2)
  • Muscle(2.1)

Phenotype-based relationships between genes and organs from Gene ORGANizer for LIFR Gene

Germ Layers:
  • ectoderm
  • endoderm
  • mesoderm
  • cardiovascular
  • digestive
  • immune
  • integumentary
  • nervous
  • reproductive
  • respiratory
  • skeletal muscle
  • skeleton
Head and neck:
  • brain
  • cerebellum
  • cheek
  • chin
  • ear
  • eye
  • eyelid
  • face
  • forehead
  • head
  • jaw
  • lacrimal apparatus
  • larynx
  • lip
  • mandible
  • maxilla
  • mouth
  • neck
  • nose
  • outer ear
  • pharynx
  • skull
  • tongue
  • tooth
  • vocal cord
  • bronchus
  • chest wall
  • clavicle
  • esophagus
  • heart
  • lung
  • rib
  • rib cage
  • scapula
  • sternum
  • stomach
  • pelvis
  • placenta
  • uterus
  • ankle
  • arm
  • digit
  • elbow
  • femur
  • fibula
  • finger
  • foot
  • forearm
  • hand
  • hip
  • humerus
  • knee
  • lower limb
  • radius
  • shin
  • shoulder
  • thigh
  • tibia
  • toe
  • ulna
  • upper limb
  • wrist
  • blood
  • blood vessel
  • peripheral nerve
  • peripheral nervous system
  • skin
  • spinal column
  • sweat gland
  • vertebrae
  • white blood cell
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No data available for mRNA differential expression in normal tissues , Protein tissue co-expression partners and mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for LIFR Gene

Orthologs for LIFR Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of chordates.

Orthologs for LIFR Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia LIFR 34 33
  • 99.7 (n)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia LIFR 34 33
  • 88.12 (n)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia LIFR 34 33
  • 86.67 (n)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Lifr 16 34 33
  • 78.51 (n)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Lifr 33
  • 78.32 (n)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia LIFR 34
  • 72 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia LIFR 34
  • 69 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves LIFR 34 33
  • 64.01 (n)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia LIFR 34
  • 48 (a)
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia lifr 33
  • 55.65 (n)
African clawed frog
(Xenopus laevis)
Amphibia Xl.32223 33
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii lifra 34 33
  • 43.49 (n)
lifrb 34
  • 23 (a)
Species where no ortholog for LIFR was found in the sources mined by GeneCards:
  • A. gosspyii yeast (Ashbya gossypii)
  • Actinobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • African malaria mosquito (Anopheles gambiae)
  • Alicante grape (Vitis vinifera)
  • alpha proteobacteria (Wolbachia pipientis)
  • amoeba (Dictyostelium discoideum)
  • Archea (Pyrococcus horikoshii)
  • baker's yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
  • barley (Hordeum vulgare)
  • beta proteobacteria (Neisseria meningitidis)
  • bread mold (Neurospora crassa)
  • Chromalveolata (Phytophthora infestans)
  • common water flea (Daphnia pulex)
  • corn (Zea mays)
  • E. coli (Escherichia coli)
  • filamentous fungi (Aspergillus nidulans)
  • Firmicute bacteria (Streptococcus pneumoniae)
  • fission yeast (Schizosaccharomyces pombe)
  • fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster)
  • green algae (Chlamydomonas reinhardtii)
  • honey bee (Apis mellifera)
  • K. lactis yeast (Kluyveromyces lactis)
  • loblloly pine (Pinus taeda)
  • malaria parasite (Plasmodium falciparum)
  • medicago trunc (Medicago Truncatula)
  • moss (Physcomitrella patens)
  • orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus)
  • pig (Sus scrofa)
  • rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
  • rice (Oryza sativa)
  • rice blast fungus (Magnaporthe grisea)
  • schistosome parasite (Schistosoma mansoni)
  • sea anemone (Nematostella vectensis)
  • sea squirt (Ciona intestinalis)
  • sea squirt (Ciona savignyi)
  • sea urchin (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus)
  • sorghum (Sorghum bicolor)
  • soybean (Glycine max)
  • stem rust fungus (Puccinia graminis)
  • sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum)
  • thale cress (Arabidopsis thaliana)
  • tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum)
  • toxoplasmosis (Toxoplasma gondii)
  • Trichoplax (Trichoplax adhaerens)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)
  • worm (Caenorhabditis elegans)

Evolution for LIFR Gene

Gene Tree for LIFR (if available)
Gene Tree for LIFR (if available)
Evolutionary constrained regions (ECRs) for LIFR: view image

Paralogs for LIFR Gene

Paralogs for LIFR Gene

(1) SIMAP similar genes for LIFR Gene using alignment to 4 proteins:

  • D6RF33_HUMAN
  • D6RJ94_HUMAN
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Variants for LIFR Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for LIFR Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 05 pos Variation AA Info Type
rs1005017 benign, Stuve-Wiedemann syndrome 38,481,233(-) C/T 3_prime_UTR_variant
rs10056657 uncertain-significance, Stuve-Wiedemann syndrome 38,477,167(-) A/G/T 3_prime_UTR_variant
rs1015436143 uncertain-significance, Stuve-Wiedemann syndrome 38,480,293(-) A/C 3_prime_UTR_variant
rs1038352546 uncertain-significance, Stuve-Wiedemann syndrome 38,475,799(-) T/G 3_prime_UTR_variant, genic_downstream_transcript_variant
rs1046224 benign, Stuve-Wiedemann syndrome 38,475,405(-) G/A 3_prime_UTR_variant, genic_downstream_transcript_variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for LIFR Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
dgv1594e212 CNV loss 25503493
dgv9729n54 CNV loss 21841781
esv22263 CNV loss 19812545
esv2667196 CNV deletion 23128226
esv3570081 CNV loss 25503493
esv3604761 CNV gain 21293372
esv3604768 CNV gain 21293372
nsv1021616 CNV loss 25217958
nsv1112871 CNV deletion 24896259
nsv1145058 CNV deletion 24896259
nsv471974 CNV novel sequence insertion 20440878
nsv516065 CNV gain 19592680
nsv597856 CNV gain+loss 21841781
nsv597857 CNV gain 21841781

Variation tolerance for LIFR Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 18.8% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 7.71; 83.08% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Additional Variant Information for LIFR Gene

Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)
SNPedia medical, phenotypic, and genealogical associations of SNPs for

SNP Genotyping and Copy Number Assay Products

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for LIFR Gene

Disorders for LIFR Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

(9) MalaCards diseases for LIFR Gene - From: HGMD, OMIM, ClinVar, GTR, Orphanet, Swiss-Prot, DISEASES, Novoseek, and GeneCards

Disorder Aliases PubMed IDs
stuve-wiedemann syndrome
  • stws; sws
  • renal hypodysplasia, nonsyndromic, 1
somatization disorder
  • briquet's disorder
cerebral meningioma
  • meningioma of cerebrum
- elite association - COSMIC cancer census association via MalaCards
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  • Stueve-Wiedemann syndrome (STWS) [MIM:601559]: Severe autosomal recessive condition and belongs to the group of the bent-bone dysplasias. SWS is characterized by bowing of the lower limbs, with internal cortical thickening, wide metaphyses with abnormal trabecular pattern, and camptodactyly. Additional features include feeding and swallowing difficulties, as well as respiratory distress and hyperthermic episodes, which cause death in the first months of life. The rare survivors develop progressive scoliosis, spontaneous fractures, bowing of the lower limbs, with prominent joints and dysautonomia symptoms, including temperature instability, absent corneal and patellar reflexes, and smooth tongue. {ECO:0000269 PubMed:14740318}. Note=The disease is caused by mutations affecting the gene represented in this entry.
  • Note=A chromosomal aberration involving LIFR is found in salivary gland pleiomorphic adenomas, the most common benign epithelial tumors of the salivary gland. Translocation t(5;8)(p13;q12) with PLAG1.

Additional Disease Information for LIFR

Genetic Association Database
Human Genome Epidemiology Navigator
ATLAS of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology
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No data available for Genatlas for LIFR Gene

Publications for LIFR Gene

  1. Leukemia inhibitory factor receptor is structurally related to the IL-6 signal transducer, gp130. (PMID: 1915266) Gearing DP … Beckmann MP (The EMBO journal 1991) 2 3 4 22 58
  2. Structural organization of a full-length gp130/LIF-R cytokine receptor transmembrane complex. (PMID: 18775332) Skiniotis G … Garcia KC (Molecular cell 2008) 3 4 22 58
  3. Null leukemia inhibitory factor receptor (LIFR) mutations in Stuve-Wiedemann/Schwartz-Jampel type 2 syndrome. (PMID: 14740318) Dagoneau N … Cormier-Daire V (American journal of human genetics 2004) 3 4 22 58
  4. The recurrent translocation t(5;8)(p13;q12) in pleomorphic adenomas results in upregulation of PLAG1 gene expression under control of the LIFR promoter. (PMID: 9525740) Voz ML … Van de Ven WJ (Oncogene 1998) 3 4 22 58
  5. Leukemia inhibitory factor receptor (LIFR) is detected as a novel suppressor gene of hepatocellular carcinoma using double-combination array. (PMID: 19733004) Okamura Y … Nakao A (Cancer letters 2010) 3 22 58

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