IL7R alpha/CD127: IL7R alpha/CD127 Protein | IL7R alpha/CD127 Antibody

IL7R alpha/CD127 Gene family

IL7R alpha/CD127 Background

Interleukin 7 Receptor alpha (IL-7RA), also known as CD127, is a 75 kDa hematopoietin receptor superfamily member that plays an important role in lymphocyte differentiation, proliferation, and survival. IL-7 receptor alpha (CD127) signaling is essential for T-cell development and regulation of naive and memory T-cell homeostasis. IL-7RA is critically required for the proper development and function of lymphoid cells. Therefore, the IL-7RA is critically required for the proper development and function of lymphoid cells. Studies from both pathogenic and controlled HIV infection indicate that the containment of immune activation and preservation of CD127 expression are critical to the stability of CD4(+) T cells in infection. A better understanding of the factors regulating CD127 expression in HIV disease, particularly on T(CM) cells, might unveil new approaches exploiting the IL-7/IL-7R receptor pathway to restore T cell homeostasis and promote immune reconstitution in HIV infection. Factors relevant to HIV infection that could potentially decrease CD127 expression on human CD8(+) T cells. CD127 down-regulation may be an important contributor to HIV-associated T-cell dysfunction. In addition to IL-7, IL-7RA also associates with TSLPR to form the functional receptor for thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP) which indirectly regulates T cell development by modulating dendritic cell activation. Mutations in the human IL-7RA gene cause a type of severe combined immunodeficiency in which the major deficiencies are in T cell development, whereas B and NK cells are relatively normal in number. Variation in the IL7RA gene was recently found associated with multiple sclerosis (MS). The polymorphisms in the IL7RA gene is involved in MS pathogenesis and suggest that IL7RA variation may primarily affect chronic disease courses. Soluble CD127 (sCD127) appears to play an important role in the immunopathogenesis of several chronic infections, multiple sclerosis, and various cancers.

Reference for IL7R alpha/CD127

  • Vranjkovic A, et al. (2007) IL-7 decreases IL-7 receptor alpha (CD127) expression and induces the shedding of CD127 by human CD8+ T cells. Int Immunol. 19(12): 1329-39.
  • Kiazyk SA, et al. (2008) Loss of CD127 expression links immune activation and CD4(+) T cell loss in HIV infection. Trends Microbiol. 16(12): 567-73.
  • Akkad DA, et al. (2009) Variation in the IL7RA and IL2RA genes in German multiple sclerosis patients. J Autoimmun. 32(2): 110-5.
  • Crawley AM, et al. (2010) Soluble IL-7R alpha (sCD127) inhibits IL-7 activity and is increased in HIV infection. J Immunol. 184(9): 4679-87.

IL7R alpha/CD127 Protein

IL7R alpha/CD127 protein function

Receptor for interleukin-7. Also acts as a receptor for thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP).

IL7R alpha/CD127 protein sequence

This sequence information is just for reference only.From Uniport

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IL7R alpha/CD127 Antibody

There are 19 IL7R alpha/CD127 antibodies which are validated in multiple tissues with various applications, including IHC-P, ELISA, FCM, WB. There are 1 IL7R alpha/CD127 antibody for IHC-P, 10 IL7R alpha/CD127 antibody for ELISA, 9 IL7R alpha/CD127 antibody for FCM, 1 IL7R alpha/CD127 antibody for WB. Among all these IL7R alpha/CD127 antibodies, there are 7 anti-IL7R alpha/CD127 rabbit polyclonal antibodies , 1 anti-IL7R alpha/CD127 mouse monoclonal antibodies , 11 anti-IL7R alpha/CD127 rabbit monoclonal antibodies . All the IL7R alpha/CD127 anbodies are produced in house and all are in stock. IL7R alpha/CD127 antibody customerized service is available.

IL7R alpha/CD127 Gene

IL7R gene / cDNA is a protein-coding gene which located on 5p13.2. The IL7R gene is conserved in chimpanzee, Rhesus monkey, dog, cow, mouse, rat, and chicken.233 organisms have orthologs with human gene IL7R.