This gene encodes a beta chemokine receptor, which is predicted to be a seven transmembrane protein similar to G protein-coupled receptors. Chemokines and their receptor-mediated signal transduction are critical for the recruitment of effector immune cells to the inflammation site. This gene is expressed in a range of tissues and hemopoietic cells. The expression of this receptor in lymphatic endothelial cells and overexpression in vascular tumors suggested its function in chemokine-driven recirculation of leukocytes and possible chemokine effects on the development and growth of vascular tumors. This receptor appears to bind the majority of beta-chemokine family members; however, its specific function remains unknown. This gene is mapped to chromosome 3p21.3, a region that includes a cluster of chemokine receptor genes.
Atypical chemokine receptor 2; C-C chemokine receptor D6; CC-chemokine-binding receptor JAB61; chemokine (C-C motif) receptor 9; chemokine (C-C) receptor 9; chemokine binding protein 2; Chemokine receptor CCR-10; Chemokine receptor CCR-9; chemokine receptor D6; Chemokine-binding protein 2; Chemokine-binding protein D6