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Interleukin 4 receptor

PDB rendering based on 1iar.
Available structures
Symbols IL4R; CD124; IL4RA
External IDs OMIM147781 MGI105367 HomoloGene7784 GeneCards: IL4R Gene
RNA expression pattern
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More reference expression data
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 3566 16190
Ensembl ENSG00000077238 ENSMUSG00000030748
UniProt P24394 Q3U905
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_000418 NM_001008700
RefSeq (protein) NP_000409 NP_001008700
Location (UCSC) Chr 16:
27.26 - 27.28 Mb
Chr 7:
125.36 - 125.37 Mb
PubMed search [1] [2]

Interleukin 4 receptor is a type I cytokine receptor. IL4R is its human gene.

This gene encodes the alpha chain of the interleukin-4 receptor, a type I transmembrane protein that can bind interleukin 4 and interleukin 13 to regulate IgE antibody production in B cells. Among T cells, the encoded protein also can bind interleukin 4 to promote differentiation of Th2 cells. A soluble form of the encoded protein can be produced by an alternate splice variant or by proteolysis of the membrane-bound protein, and this soluble form can inhibit IL4-mediated cell proliferation and IL5 upregulation by T-cells. Allelic variations in this gene have been associated with atopy, a condition that can manifest itself as allergic rhinitis, sinusitus, asthma, or eczema. Two transcript variants encoding different isoforms, a membrane-bound and a soluble form, have been found for this gene.[1]


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Interleukin-4 receptor has been shown to interact with SHC1.[2][3]


  1. ^ "Entrez Gene: IL4R interleukin 4 receptor".  
  2. ^ Ikizawa, K; Yanagihara Y (Feb. 2000). "Possible involvement of Shc in IL-4-induced germline epsilon transcription in a human B cell line". Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. (UNITED STATES) 268 (1): 54–9. doi:10.1006/bbrc.2000.2080. ISSN 0006-291X. PMID 10652211.  
  3. ^ Kashiwada, M; Giallourakis C C, Pan P Y, Rothman P B (Dec. 2001). "Immunoreceptor tyrosine-based inhibitory motif of the IL-4 receptor associates with SH2-containing phosphatases and regulates IL-4-induced proliferation". J. Immunol. (United States) 167 (11): 6382–7. ISSN 0022-1767. PMID 11714803.  

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