Fc receptor like 3
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From NCBI Gene:
This gene encodes a member of the immunoglobulin receptor superfamily and is one of several Fc receptor-like glycoproteins clustered on the long arm of chromosome 1. The encoded protein contains immunoreceptor-tyrosine activation motifs and immunoreceptor-tyrosine inhibitory motifs in its cytoplasmic domain and may play a role in regulation of the immune system. Mutations in this gene have been associated with rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune thyroid disease, and systemic lupus erythematosus. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Feb 2016]
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA): An inflammatory disease with autoimmune features and a complex genetic component. It primarily affects the joints and is characterized by inflammatory changes in the synovial membranes and articular structures, widespread fibrinoid degeneration of the collagen fibers in mesenchymal tissues, and by atrophy and rarefaction of bony structures. [MIM:180300]
Genetic variation in FCRL3 may influence susceptibility to autoimmune disorders, including Graves disease. Graves disease is an autoimmune disorder associated with overactivity of the thyroid gland and hyperthyroidism.