gp130 is a ubiquitously expressed type I cytokine family receptor. The receptor systems for IL6, LIF, OSM, CNTF, IL11 AND CT1 utilize gp130 for initiating signal transmission. Binds to IL6/IL6R (alpha chain) complex, resulting in the formation of high-affinity IL6 binding sites, and transduces the signal. Does not directly bind IL6. May have a role in embryonic development. Contains 5 fibronectin type III domains and 1 immunoglobulin-like C2-type domain. Two alternatively spliced isoforms have been described. Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
Protein type: Membrane protein, integral; Receptor, cytokine
Biological Process: cytokine and chemokine mediated signaling pathway; leukemia inhibitory factor signaling pathway; negative regulation of apoptosis; positive regulation of acute inflammatory response; positive regulation of adaptive immune response; positive regulation of cell proliferation; positive regulation of osteoblast differentiation; positive regulation of T cell proliferation; positive regulation of tyrosine phosphorylation of STAT protein; response to cytokine stimulus