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lymphotoxin β receptor

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Immunopharmacology Ligand target has curated data in GtoImmuPdb

Target id: 1872

Nomenclature: lymphotoxin β receptor

Systematic Nomenclature: TNFRSF3

Family: Tumour necrosis factor (TNF) receptor family

Gene and Protein Information Click here for help
Species TM AA Chromosomal Location Gene Symbol Gene Name Reference
Human 1 435 12p13.31 LTBR lymphotoxin beta receptor
Mouse 1 415 6 59.32 cM Ltbr lymphotoxin B receptor
Rat - - Ltbr lymphotoxin beta receptor
Previous and Unofficial Names Click here for help
CD18 | LTbetaR | LT-beta receptor | LTBR | lymphotoxin beta receptor (TNFR superfamily, member 3) | TNFCR | TNFR2-RP | TNF receptor-related protein | TNFR III
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ChEMBL Target
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Natural/Endogenous Ligands Click here for help
LIGHT {Sp: Human}
lymphotoxin β2α1 heterotrimer {Sp: Human}
Adaptor proteins (Human)
Other Binding Ligands
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Ligand Sp. Action Value Parameter Reference
LIGHT {Sp: Human} Peptide Click here for species-specific activity table Ligand is endogenous in the given species Immunopharmacology Ligand Hs - - -
lymphotoxin β2α1 heterotrimer {Sp: Human} Peptide Ligand is endogenous in the given species N/A - - -
Immunopharmacology Comments
Interaction of the lymphotoxin β receptor (LTBR) with its ligand is required for the development and organization of the secondary lymphoid organs and is involved in chemokine release (reported to induce interleukin 8 gene expression [2]). The LTBR pathway also drives expression of homeostatic chemokines (CCL19, CCL21, CXCL13) that are associated with the pathological development of ectopic lymphoid-like follicles in the exocrine glands of patients with Sjögren's syndrome. Consequently the CXCL13/LTBR axis is considered as a potential therapeutic target in conditions like Sjögren's syndrome. This is evidenced by the development of pharmaceutical agents that block LTBR activity being advanced to clinical trials (e.g. baminercept (BG9924; Biogen) which is a soluble LTBR-IgG Fc fusion protein [1]). BG9924, was primarily evaluated in clinical trials for active rheumatoid arthritis (RA; NCT00458861). However development in RA was terminated because interim analysis of trial data indicated that BG9924 therapy failed to meet the primary endpoint.
Immuno Process Associations
Immuno Process:  Inflammation
Immuno Process:  Cytokine production & signalling
Immuno Process:  Immune system development
Immuno Process:  Cellular signalling


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1. Bienkowska J, Allaire N, Thai A, Goyal J, Plavina T, Nirula A, Weaver M, Newman C, Petri M, Beckman E et al.. (2014) Lymphotoxin-LIGHT pathway regulates the interferon signature in rheumatoid arthritis. PLoS ONE, 9 (11): e112545. [PMID:25405351]

2. Chang YH, Hsieh SL, Chen MC, Lin WW. (2002) Lymphotoxin beta receptor induces interleukin 8 gene expression via NF-kappaB and AP-1 activation. Exp Cell Res, 278 (2): 166-74. [PMID:12169272]


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