This gene is one of several CC cytokine genes clustered on the p-arm of chromosome 9. Cytokines are a family of secreted proteins involved in immunoregulatory and inflammatory processes. The CC cytokines are proteins characterized by two adjacent cysteines. The cytokine encoded by this gene may play a role in normal lymphocyte recirculation and homing. It also plays an important role in trafficking of T cells in thymus, and in T cell and B cell migration to secondary lymphoid organs. It specifically binds to chemokine receptor CCR7.
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Protein Aliases: Beta chemokine exodus-3; Beta-chemokine exodus-3; C-C motif chemokine 19; CC chemokine ligand 19; chemokine (C-C motif) ligand 19; CK beta-11; EBI1 ligand chemokine; EBI1-ligand chemokine; ELC; Epstein-Barr virus-induced molecule 1 ligand chemokine; exodus-3; Macrophage inflammatory protein 3 beta; macrophage inflammatory protein 3-beta; MIP-3-beta; Small inducible cytokine A19; small inducible cytokine subfamily A (Cys-Cys), member 19; Small-inducible cytokine A19
Gene Aliases: CCL19; CKb11; ELC; MIP-3b; MIP3B; SCYA19
UniProt ID: (Human) Q99731
Entrez Gene ID: (Human) 6363