This gene encodes a member of the CD2 subfamily of immunoglobulin-like receptors which includes SLAM (signaling lymphocyte activation molecules) proteins. The encoded protein is found on the surface of lymphocytes and other immune cells, dendritic cells and endothelial cells, and participates in activation and differentiation pathways in these cells. The encoded protein does not have a transmembrane domain, however, but is held at the cell surface by a GPI anchor via a C-terminal domain which maybe cleaved to yield a soluble form of the receptor. Multiple transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Dec 2011]
Group enriched (bone marrow, lymphoid tissue)
Nucleoli fibrillar center, Plasma membrane, Cytosol
Bone marrow & Lymphoid tissuesBrainBreast and female reproductive systemConnective & Soft tissueEndocrine tissuesEyeGastrointestinal tractKidney & Urinary bladderLiver & GallbladderLymphoidMale reproductive systemMuscle tissuesMyeloidPancreasProximal digestive tractRespiratory systemSkin
* nTPM: Normalized TPM levels represent consensus gene expression calculated using two data sets. Read more RNA data sourced from Human Protein Atlas.