IL21:IL21R:JAK1 binds IL2RG:JAK3

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Homo sapiens
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Interleukin-21 receptor (IL21R, NILR) can bind Janus kinase 1 (JAK1) (Ozaki et al. 2000) but little or no signaling occurs (Asao et al. 2001) unless IL21R is combined with IL2RG, which is required for a fully signaling capable IL21 receptor complex (Ozaki et al. 2000, Asao et al. 2001, Habib et al. 2002). The heteromeric IL21 receptor complex can activate JAK1 and JAK3.

This is a black box event because the pre-association of IL21R with JAK1 and of IL2RG with JAK3 is inferred from the mechanism of IL2 signaling.
Literature References
PubMed ID Title Journal Year
12093291 The common gamma chain (gamma c) is a required signaling component of the IL-21 receptor and supports IL-21-induced cell proliferation via JAK3

Weinberg, K, Senadheera, S, Kaushansky, K, Habib, T

Biochemistry 2002
11016959 Cloning of a type I cytokine receptor most related to the IL-2 receptor beta chain

Kikly, K, Michalovich, D, Young, PR, Ozaki, K, Leonard, WJ

Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 2000
11418623 Cutting edge: the common gamma-chain is an indispensable subunit of the IL-21 receptor complex

Ishii, N, Okuyama, C, Foster, D, Asao, H, Kumaki, S, Sugamura, K, Tsuchiya, S

J. Immunol. 2001
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