Immunogen sequence: FHRDSWHLRH QVLLHVGLPP REPVLSCRSN TYPKGFYCSW HLPTPTYIPN TFNVTVLHGS KIMVCEKDPA LKNRCHIRYM HLFSTIKYKV SISVSNALGH NATAITFDEF TIVKPDPPEN VVARPVPSNP RRLEVTWQTP STWPDPESFP LKFFLRYRPL ILDQWQHVEL SDGTAHTITD AYAGKEYIIQ VAAKDNEIGT WSDWSVAAHA TPWTEEPRHL TTEAQAAETT TSTTSSLAPP PTTKICDPGE LGS
Positive Samples: U-87MG, HeLa, Mouse brain, Mouse heart, Rat testis; Cellular Location: Cell membrane, GPI-anchor, Lipid-anchor
This gene encodes a hematopoeitin/interferon-class receptor belonging to the cytokine superfamily of receptors. The encoded gene product represents the CNTF-specific alpha subunit of a heterotrimer forming the CNTF receptor complex, which also includes LIFR and gp130. The receptor is attached to the membrane by a glycosyl-phosphatidylinositol linkage and contains an immunoglobulin-like C2-type domain and a fibronectin type-III domain. Signal transduction requires that CNTF bind first to this alpha component, which permits the recruitment of gp130 and LIFR beta to form the tripartite receptor complex. Signal transduction stimulates gene expression, cell survival or differentiation in a variety of neuronal cell types. Alternative splicing has been observed at this locus and two variants, both encoding the same protein, have been identified.
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Protein Aliases: ciliary neurotrophic factor receptor alpha; Ciliary neurotrophic factor receptor subunit alpha; CNTF receptor subunit alpha; CNTFR alpha; CNTFR-alpha; MGC1774
Gene Aliases: CNTFR; Cntfralpha
Molecular Function: transmembrane signal receptor