CCR7 is a member of the G protein coupled receptor family, which is a subfamily of chemokines. CCR7 was identified to be induced by the Epstein Barr virus (EBV), and is thought to be a mediator of EBV effects on B lymphocytes. CCR7 has been reported to be expressed in blood, bone marrow, lymph node, and intestine. CCR7 is particularly expressed in lymphoid tissues and in activated B and T lymphocytes and has been shown to control the migration of memory T cells to inflamed tissues, as well as stimulate dendritic cell maturation. The chemokine (C-C motif) ligand 19 (CCL19/ECL) has been reported to be a specific ligand of this receptor. ESTs have been isolated from blood, embryo, lymph node, and thymus libraries. Receptors for the C - C chemokine family include CCR 1, CCR 2A, CCR 3, CCR 4, CCR 5 and the Duffy blood group antigen. The C-C receptors are important in the function of T cell chemotaxis and migration of phagocytic cells to sites of inflammation.
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Protein Aliases: BLR2; Bukitt's lymphoma receptor 2; C-C chemokine receptor type 7; C-C CKR-7; CC chemokine receptor 7; CD197; CDw197; chemokine (C-C motif) receptor 7; chemokine (C-C) receptor 7; EBI1; EBV-induced G protein-coupled receptor 1; EBV-induced G-protein coupled receptor 1; Epstein-Barr virus induced gene 1; Epstein-Barr virus-induced G-protein coupled receptor 1; lymphocyte-specific G protein-coupled peptide receptor; MIP-3 beta receptor
Gene Aliases: BLR2; CC-CKR-7; CCR-7; CCR7; CD197; CDw197; CMKBR7; EBI1; Ebi1h; EVI1
Molecular Function: G-protein coupled receptor cell adhesion molecule cytokine receptor defense/immunity protein hydrolase immunoglobulin receptor superfamily immunoglobulin superfamily cell adhesion molecule phosphatase protein phosphatase receptor