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il11ra

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Official Full Name
interleukin 11 receptor, alpha
Background
Interleukin 11 is a stromal cell-derived cytokine that belongs to a family of pleiotropic and redundant cytokines that use the gp130 transducing subunit in their high affinity receptors. This gene encodes the IL-11 receptor, which is a member of the hematopoietic cytokine receptor family. This particular receptor is very similar to ciliary neurotrophic factor, since both contain an extracellular region with a 2-domain structure composed of an immunoglobulin-like domain and a cytokine receptor-like domain. Alternative splicing has been observed at this locus, and three variants encoding two different isoforms have been identified.
Synonyms
IL11RA; interleukin 11 receptor, alpha; interleukin-11 receptor subunit alpha; hCG_2011440; I11RA_HUMAN; IL-11 receptor subunit alpha; IL-11R subunit alpha; IL-11R-alpha; IL-11RA; Interleukin 11 receptor alpha; MGC2146; OTTHUMP00000021300; OTTHUMP00000021301; OTTHUMP00000244525; OTTHUMP00000244527; OTTHUMP00000244532; interleukin-11 receptor alpha chain; CRSDA; IL11RA, MGC2146; interleukin 11 receptor alpha chain; fi26e06; wu:fi26e06