Staining of adherent human PBMCs stimulated with LPS and IFN gamma for 24 hours with 0.25 ug of mouse IgG2b kappa isotype control purified (open histogram) or 0.25 ug of IL15RA monoclonal antibody, clone eBioJM7A4 (Cat # MAB10883) (filled histogram) followed by Anti-mouse IgG biotin and streptavidin PE. Cells in the large scatter population were used for analysis.
The protein encoded by this gene is a cytokine receptor that specifically binds IL15 with high affinity. The receptors of IL15 and IL2 share two subunits, the IL2R beta and IL2R gamma chains. This forms the basis of many overlapping biological activities of IL15 and IL2. The IL2 receptor requires an additional IL2-specific alpha subunit for high affinity IL2 binding. This protein is structurally related to IL2R alpha, but is capable of binding IL15 with high affinity independent of other subunits, which suggests the distinct roles between IL15 and IL2. This receptor is reported to enhance cell proliferation and expression of apoptosis inhibitor BCL2L1/BCL2-XL and BCL2. Multiple alternatively spliced transcript variants of this gene have been reported. The full length sequences of only two variants encoding distinct isoforms are available. [provided by RefSeq