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TREM2 triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cells 2

Also known as: TREM-2; Trem2a; Trem2b; Trem2c

Summary

This gene encodes a membrane protein that forms a receptor signaling complex with the TYRO protein tyrosine kinase binding protein. The encoded protein functions in immune response and may be involved in chronic inflammation by triggering the production of constitutive inflammatory cytokines. Defects in this gene are a cause of polycystic lipomembranous osteodysplasia with sclerosing leukoencephalopathy (PLOSL). Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants encoding different isoforms. [provided by RefSeq, Nov 2012]

Genomic context

Location:
6p21.1
Sequence:
Chromosome: 6; NC_000006.12 (41158506..41163200, complement)
Total number of exons:
5

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