Receptor for interleukin-2. This beta subunit is involved in receptor mediated endocytosis and transduces the mitogenic signals of IL2. Non-covalent dimer of an alpha and a beta subunit. IL2R exists in 3 different forms: a high affinity dimer, an intermediate affinity monomer (beta subunit), and a low affinity monomer (alpha subunit). The high and intermediate affinity forms also associate with a gamma subunit. Interacts with SHB upon interleukin stimulation. Interacts with HTLV-1 accessory protein p12I. Belongs to the type I cytokine receptor family. Type 4 subfamily. Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
Protein type: Membrane protein, integral; Receptor, cytokine
Biological Process: cytokine-mediated signaling pathway; interleukin-2-mediated signaling pathway; MAPK cascade; negative regulation of apoptosis; protein complex assembly; regulation of molecular function; signal transduction; viral process