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COVID-19 research

Gene: CCR7

Amber List (moderate evidence)

CCR7 (C-C motif chemokine receptor 7)
EnsemblGeneIds (GRCh38): ENSG00000126353
EnsemblGeneIds (GRCh37): ENSG00000126353
OMIM: 600242, Gene2Phenotype
CCR7 is in 1 panel

2 reviews

Alison Coffey (Illumina Clinical Services Laboratory, Illumina Inc.)

I don't know

Evidence Summary from Illumina curation team: The CCR7 gene encodes the C-C chemokine receptor 7, a chemokine receptor which is a member of the G protein-coupled receptor superfamily. CCR7 plays an important role in the homing of central memory and nave T cells to peripheral lymphoid organs. The binding of CCR7 ligands CCL19 and CCL21 during viral infection promotes activation and differentiation of CCR7 expressing cells, as well as changes in their migration properties to modulate the immune response (reviewed Yan et al. 2019). Some viral proteins target CCR7 and reduce its expression during viral infection (reviewed Yan et al. 2019), for example, the HIV-1 accessory protein, Vpu, interacts directly with CCR7 to cause its retention within the trans Golgi network of primary CD4+ T cells (Ramirez et al. 2014).
Created: 28 May 2020, 3:12 p.m. | Last Modified: 28 May 2020, 3:12 p.m.
Panel Version: 0.347


Rebecca Foulger (Genomics England curator)

Identified through an OMIM search for potential viral susceptibility genes, and subsequently triaged/reviewed by Illumina curation team.
Created: 28 May 2020, 12:36 p.m. | Last Modified: 28 May 2020, 12:36 p.m.
Panel Version: 0.336


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28 May 2020, Gel status: 2

Created, Added New Source, Set mode of inheritance

Rebecca Foulger (Genomics England curator)

gene: CCR7 was added gene: CCR7 was added to COVID-19 research. Sources: Expert list,OMIM,Expert Review Amber Mode of inheritance for gene: CCR7 was set to Unknown