TIM3 is a 280 aa membrane protein with a calculated molecular weight of 33 kDa, the higher molecular weights between 50 and 70 kDa detected by this monoclonal antibody probably represent glycosylated TIM3.
TIM3 (Hepatitis A virus cellular receptor 2, HAVCR2, T-cell immunoglobulin, mucin-dmain containing-3) is a 281 amino acid long, Type-1 Th1- specific cell surface glycoprotein expressed on terminally differentiated CD4+Th1 and CD8+Tc1 cells. TIM3 consists of an IgV-like domain, a mucin-like domain in the extracellular region, and a conserved Tyrosine phosphorylation motif in the cytoplasmic region. TIM3 is involved in macrophage activation and induction of autoimmune diseases. Further, TIM3 down-regulates aggressive Th1-mediated immune responses and facilitates in the development of immune tolerance. Pathological significance of TIM3 has been attributed to Experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), a Th-1 dependent autoimmune disease, and also enhances the severity of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis in mice.
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Protein Aliases: CD366; FLJ14428; HAVcr-2; Hepatitis A virus cellular receptor 2; Hepatitis A virus cellular receptor 2 homolog; kidney injury molecule-3; sCD366; soluble CD366; soluble TIM 3; T cell immunoglobulin mucin 3; T cell immunoglobulin mucin-3; T-cell immunoglobulin and mucin domain containing 3; T-cell immunoglobulin and mucin domain-containing protein 3; T-cell immunoglobulin mucin family member 3; T-cell immunoglobulin mucin receptor 3; T-cell membrane protein 3; TIM-3; TIMD-3
Gene Aliases: CD366; HAVcr-2; HAVCR2; KIM-3; TIM-3; TIM3; TIMD-3; TIMD3
Molecular Function: immunoglobulin receptor superfamily