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il1r2

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Official Full Name
interleukin 1 receptor, type II
Background
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. Two alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding the same protein have been reported.
Synonyms
IL1R2; interleukin 1 receptor, type II; IL1RB; interleukin-1 receptor type 2; CD121b; IL1 Receptor II; Antigen CDw121b; CD121; CD121 antigen-like family member B; CD121B Antigen; CDw121b; IL-1R-2; IL-1R-beta; IL-1R2; IL-1RT-2; IL-1RT2; IL1R Beta; Il1r-2; IL1R2_HUMAN; Interleukin 1 receptor, beta, type II; Interleukin-1 receptor beta; Interleukin-1 receptor type II; MGC137383; MGC47725; OTTHUMP00000207969; p68; Type II interleukin-1 receptor, beta; OTTHUMP00000161283; OTTHUMP00000207968; type II interl; IL-1 type II receptor