IL6 binds IL6R-2

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R-HSA-1067640
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Reaction [binding]
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Homo sapiens
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Interleukin-6 binds soluble IL6 receptor
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The short, soluble form of Interleukin-6 receptor alpha (IL6R-2, sIL6R), like the longer membrane-associated form IL6R, binds circulating Interleukin-6 (IL6). IL6R-2 is generated by limited proteolysis of the longer membrane associated form and by translation of an alternatively spliced mRNA. The IL6:IL6R-2 dimer can associate with the IL6 receptor signaling beta subunit IL6ST (gp130) and stimulate cells that do not express IL6R, a process termed trans-signaling. IL6ST is expressed in many cell types that do not express IL6R (Rose-John et al. 2006).

Literature References
PubMed ID Title Journal Year
2788034 Interleukin-6 triggers the association of its receptor with a possible signal transducer, gp130

Taga, T, Hibi, M, Hirata, Y, Yamasaki, K, Yasukawa, K, Matsuda, T, Hirano, T, Kishimoto, T

Cell 1989
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