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poliovirus receptor, CD155, nectin-2
The protein encoded by this gene is a transmembrane glycoprotein belonging to the immunoglobulin superfamily. The external domain mediates cell attachment to the extracellular matrix molecule vitronectin, while its intracellular domain interacts with the dynein light chain Tctex-1/DYNLT1. The gene is specific to the primate lineage, and serves as a cellular receptor for poliovirus in the first step of poliovirus replication. Multiple transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Oct 2008] (from
The host TICAM-1 pathway, particularly in macrophages, serves as a source of type I interferon induction that protects poliovirus (PV) receptor-bearing transgenic mice from PV infection and paralytic death.