Synonyms: CD306,CD306 antigen,LAIR 2,LAIR-2,LAIR2,LAIR2,Leukocyte associated Ig like receptor 2,Leukocyte associated immunoglobulin like receptor 2,Leukocyte-associated immunoglobulin-like receptor 2,MGC71634,OTTHUMP00000068389,OTTHUMP00000068390
Background: The protein encoded by this gene is a member of the immunoglobulin superfamily. It was identified by its similarity to leukocyte-associated immunoglobulin-like receptor 1, a membrane-bound receptor that modulates innate immune response. The protein encoded by this locus is a soluble receptor that may play roles in both inhibition of collagen-induced platelet aggregation and vessel formation during placental implantation. This gene maps to a region of 19q13.4, termed the leukocyte receptor cluster, which contains 29 genes in the immunoglobulin superfamily. Alternatively spliced transcript variants have been described for this gene.