Lectin that functions as pattern receptor specific for beta-1,3-linked and beta-1,6-linked glucans, such as cell wall constituents from pathogenic bacteria and fungi. Necessary for the TLR2-mediated inflammatory response and for TLR2-mediated activation of NF-kappa-B. Enhances cytokine production in macrophages and dendritic cells. Mediates production of reactive oxygen species in the cell. Mediates phagocytosis of C.albicans conidia. Binds T-cells in a way that does not involve their surface glycans and plays a role in T-cell activation. Stimulates T-cell proliferation. Up-regulated during differentiation from monocytes into dendritic cells. Isoform 5 interacts with RANBP9. 8 isoforms of the human protein are produced by alternative splicing. Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
Protein type: Membrane protein, integral
Chromosomal Location of Human Ortholog: 12p13.2
Cellular Component: cytoplasm; integral to membrane; external side of plasma membrane
Molecular Function: zymosan receptor activity; opsonin binding; zymosan binding; metal ion binding; MHC protein binding; carbohydrate binding; pattern recognition receptor activity
Biological Process: cell-cell adhesion; T cell activation; leukocyte activation during immune response; positive regulation of phagocytosis; cell surface pattern recognition receptor signaling pathway; innate immune response; carbohydrate mediated signaling; cell recognition; phagocytosis, recognition; phagocytosis, engulfment; defense response to protozoan; inflammatory response; detection of yeast; positive regulation of tumor necrosis factor production
SS: The number of records in which this modification site was determined using site-specific methods. SS methods include amino acid sequencing, site-directed mutagenesis, modification site-specific antibodies, specific MS strategies, etc.