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IL12RB1

Official Full Name
interleukin 12 receptor, beta 1
Background
The protein encoded by this gene is a type I transmembrane protein that belongs to the hemopoietin receptor;superfamily. This protein binds to interleukine 12 (IL12) with a low affinity, and is thought to be a part of IL12;receptor complex. This protein forms a disulfide-linked oligomer, which is required for its IL12 binding activity. The;coexpression of this and IL12RB2 proteins was shown to lead to the formation of high-affinity IL12 binding sites and;reconstitution of IL12 dependent signaling. The lack of expression of this gene was found to result in the;immunodeficiency of patients with severe mycobacterial and Salmonella infections. Two alternatively spliced transcript;variants of this gene encoding distinct isoforms have been reported.
Synonyms
IL12RB1; interleukin 12 receptor, beta 1; IL12RB; interleukin-12 receptor subunit beta-1; CD212; I12R1_HUMAN; IL-12 receptor beta component; IL-12 receptor subunit beta-1; IL-12R subunit beta-1; IL-12R-beta-1; IL-12RB1; IL12 receptor beta component; Interleukin 12 receptor beta 1 chain; Interleukin 12 receptor subunit beta 1; MGC34454; interleukin-12 receptor beta-1 chain; IL-12R-BETA1

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