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Aliases for IFNA8 Gene

Aliases for IFNA8 Gene

  • Interferon Alpha 8 2 3
  • Interferon, Alpha 8 2 3 5
  • Interferon Alpha-B 2 3 4
  • Interferon Alpha Type 201 2 3
  • Interferon Alpha-B2 3 4
  • IFN-Alpha-8 3 4
  • LeIF B 3 4
  • IFN-AlphaB 3

External Ids for IFNA8 Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for IFNA8 Gene

  • GC09P021736
  • GC09P021610
  • GC09P021399
  • GC09P021372

Summaries for IFNA8 Gene

GeneCards Summary for IFNA8 Gene

IFNA8 (Interferon Alpha 8) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with IFNA8 include St. Louis Encephalitis. Among its related pathways are RIG-I/MDA5 mediated induction of IFN-alpha/beta pathways and Allograft rejection. GO annotations related to this gene include cytokine activity and type I interferon receptor binding. An important paralog of this gene is IFNE.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for IFNA8 Gene

  • Produced by macrophages, IFN-alpha have antiviral activities. Interferon stimulates the production of two enzymes: a protein kinase and an oligoadenylate synthetase.

Gene Wiki entry for IFNA8 Gene

No data available for Entrez Gene Summary , Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for IFNA8 Gene

Genomics for IFNA8 Gene

Regulatory Elements for IFNA8 Gene

Enhancers for IFNA8 Gene
GeneHancer Identifier Score Enhancer Sources TSS distance (kb) Number of Genes Away Size (kb) Transcription Factor Binding Sites within enhancer Other Gene Targets for Enhancer

Enhancers around IFNA8 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Genomic Location for IFNA8 Gene

21,409,147 bp from pter
21,410,185 bp from pter
1,039 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for IFNA8 Gene

Genes around IFNA8 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
IFNA8 Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for IFNA8 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for IFNA8 Gene

Proteins for IFNA8 Gene

  • Protein details for IFNA8 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Interferon alpha-8
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • P01565
    • P09236
    • Q5VWV7
    • Q5VYQ3

    Protein attributes for IFNA8 Gene

    189 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    21989 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    No Data Available

neXtProt entry for IFNA8 Gene

Proteomics data for IFNA8 Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for IFNA8 Gene

No Post-translational modifications

Other Protein References for IFNA8 Gene

ENSEMBL proteins:
REFSEQ proteins:

Antibody Products

  • Santa Cruz Biotechnology (SCBT) Antibodies for IFNA8

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for IFNA8 Gene

Domains & Families for IFNA8 Gene

Gene Families for IFNA8 Gene

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for IFNA8 Gene

GenScript: Design optimal peptide antigens:

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Belongs to the alpha/beta interferon family.
  • Belongs to the alpha/beta interferon family.
genes like me logo Genes that share domains with IFNA8: view

Function for IFNA8 Gene

Molecular function for IFNA8 Gene

GENATLAS Biochemistry:
interferon type I,alpha 8,leukocyte
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Produced by macrophages, IFN-alpha have antiviral activities. Interferon stimulates the production of two enzymes: a protein kinase and an oligoadenylate synthetase.
genes like me logo Genes that share phenotypes with IFNA8: view

Animal Model Products

No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function , Human Phenotype Ontology , Animal Models , miRNA , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for IFNA8 Gene

Localization for IFNA8 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for IFNA8 Gene


Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for IFNA8 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for IFNA8 gene
Compartment Confidence
extracellular 5

No data available for Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for IFNA8 Gene

Pathways & Interactions for IFNA8 Gene

genes like me logo Genes that share pathways with IFNA8: view

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for IFNA8 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0002286 T cell activation involved in immune response IBA --
GO:0006952 defense response IEA --
GO:0006959 humoral immune response IBA --
GO:0007596 blood coagulation TAS --
GO:0019221 cytokine-mediated signaling pathway IBA,TAS --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with IFNA8: view

No data available for SIGNOR curated interactions for IFNA8 Gene

Drugs & Compounds for IFNA8 Gene

No Compound Related Data Available

Transcripts for IFNA8 Gene

mRNA/cDNA for IFNA8 Gene

(1) REFSEQ mRNAs :
(4) Selected AceView cDNA sequences:
(1) Ensembl transcripts including schematic representations, and UCSC links where relevant :

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for IFNA8 Gene

No ASD Table

Relevant External Links for IFNA8 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for IFNA8 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for IFNA8 Gene

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for IFNA8 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Brain - Cerebellum (x16.1), Brain - Cerebellar Hemisphere (x13.4), and Brain - Frontal Cortex (BA9) (x5.8).

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for IFNA8 Gene Hs.73890

genes like me logo Genes that share expression patterns with IFNA8: view

Primer Products

No data available for mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery , Protein differential expression in normal tissues , Protein expression , mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt and Protein tissue co-expression partners for IFNA8 Gene

Orthologs for IFNA8 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of mammals.

Orthologs for IFNA8 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia IFNA8 35
  • 98.94 (n)
  • 98.41 (a)
IFNA8 36
  • 98 (a)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia -- 36
  • 60 (a)
-- 36
  • 60 (a)
-- 36
  • 60 (a)
-- 36
  • 60 (a)
-- 36
  • 61 (a)
  • 59 (a)
  • 60 (a)
  • 61 (a)
  • 59 (a)
  • 59 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Gm12597 36
  • 62 (a)
Gm13280 36
  • 60 (a)
Ifna1 36
  • 62 (a)
Ifna11 36
  • 59 (a)
Ifna12 36
  • 63 (a)
Ifna13 36
  • 63 (a)
Ifna14 36
  • 60 (a)
Ifna2 36
  • 61 (a)
Ifna4 36
  • 58 (a)
Ifna5 36
  • 63 (a)
Ifna6 36
  • 64 (a)
Ifna7 36
  • 60 (a)
Ifna9 36
  • 61 (a)
Ifnab 36
  • 61 (a)
Species with no ortholog for IFNA8:
  • A. gosspyii yeast (Ashbya gossypii)
  • Actinobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis)
  • African malaria mosquito (Anopheles gambiae)
  • Alicante grape (Vitis vinifera)
  • alpha proteobacteria (Wolbachia pipientis)
  • amoeba (Dictyostelium discoideum)
  • Archea (Pyrococcus horikoshii)
  • baker's yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
  • barley (Hordeum vulgare)
  • beta proteobacteria (Neisseria meningitidis)
  • bread mold (Neurospora crassa)
  • chicken (Gallus gallus)
  • Chromalveolata (Phytophthora infestans)
  • common water flea (Daphnia pulex)
  • corn (Zea mays)
  • dog (Canis familiaris)
  • E. coli (Escherichia coli)
  • filamentous fungi (Aspergillus nidulans)
  • Firmicute bacteria (Streptococcus pneumoniae)
  • fission yeast (Schizosaccharomyces pombe)
  • fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster)
  • green algae (Chlamydomonas reinhardtii)
  • honey bee (Apis mellifera)
  • K. lactis yeast (Kluyveromyces lactis)
  • lizard (Anolis carolinensis)
  • loblloly pine (Pinus taeda)
  • malaria parasite (Plasmodium falciparum)
  • medicago trunc (Medicago Truncatula)
  • moss (Physcomitrella patens)
  • oppossum (Monodelphis domestica)
  • orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus)
  • pig (Sus scrofa)
  • platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
  • rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
  • rat (Rattus norvegicus)
  • rice (Oryza sativa)
  • rice blast fungus (Magnaporthe grisea)
  • schistosome parasite (Schistosoma mansoni)
  • sea anemone (Nematostella vectensis)
  • sea squirt (Ciona intestinalis)
  • sea squirt (Ciona savignyi)
  • sea urchin (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus)
  • sorghum (Sorghum bicolor)
  • soybean (Glycine max)
  • stem rust fungus (Puccinia graminis)
  • sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum)
  • thale cress (Arabidopsis thaliana)
  • tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum)
  • toxoplasmosis (Toxoplasma gondii)
  • Trichoplax (Trichoplax adhaerens)
  • tropical clawed frog (Silurana tropicalis)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)
  • worm (Caenorhabditis elegans)
  • zebrafish (Danio rerio)

Evolution for IFNA8 Gene

Gene Tree for IFNA8 (if available)
Gene Tree for IFNA8 (if available)

Paralogs for IFNA8 Gene

(18) SIMAP similar genes for IFNA8 Gene using alignment to 1 proteins:

genes like me logo Genes that share paralogs with IFNA8: view

Variants for IFNA8 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for IFNA8 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 09 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type
rs3739630 - 21,409,585(-) GTCCT(C/T)GTACA reference, missense
rs1330321 -- 21,407,376(-) AAACA(C/T)AAGAC upstream-variant-2KB
rs1330322 -- 21,407,251(-) ATTGC(A/G)TGTTA upstream-variant-2KB
rs113810513 -- 21,407,997(+) AACAA(A/C/G)TTGTA upstream-variant-2KB
rs115669133 -- 21,410,208(+) GCTTA(C/T)TACAT downstream-variant-500B

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for IFNA8 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv892724 CNV Gain 21882294
esv2752289 CNV Gain 17911159
nsv892738 CNV Gain 21882294
nsv466297 CNV Gain 19166990
nsv892739 CNV Gain 21882294

Variation tolerance for IFNA8 Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 54% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 2.53; 44.17% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Relevant External Links for IFNA8 Gene

Disorders for IFNA8 Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

(1) MalaCards diseases for IFNA8 Gene - From: DISEASES

Disorder Aliases PubMed IDs
st. louis encephalitis
  • neuroinvasive st. louis encephalitis virus infection
- elite association - COSMIC cancer census association via MalaCards
Search IFNA8 in MalaCards View complete list of genes associated with diseases

Relevant External Links for IFNA8

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
Human Genome Epidemiology (HuGE) Navigator
Atlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology:
genes like me logo Genes that share disorders with IFNA8: view

No data available for UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Genatlas for IFNA8 Gene

Publications for IFNA8 Gene

  1. Interferon-alpha 8b is the only variant of interferon-alpha 8 identified in a large human population. (PMID: 8836918) Hussain M. … Testa D. (J. Interferon Cytokine Res. 1996) 3 4 23 67
  2. Mapping of the shortest region of overlap of deletions of the short arm of chromosome 9 associated with human neoplasia. (PMID: 1385305) Olopade O.I. … Diaz M.O. (Genomics 1992) 2 3
  3. HIV-1 Env and Nef Cooperatively Contribute to Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cell Activation via CD4-Dependent Mechanisms. (PMID: 25972534) Reszka-Blanco N.J. … Su L. (J. Virol. 2015) 3
  4. The BioPlex Network: A Systematic Exploration of the Human Interactome. (PMID: 26186194) Huttlin E.L. … Gygi S.P. (Cell 2015) 3
  5. IFN-I+ exerts opposing effects on activation-induced and IL-7-induced proliferation of T cells that may impair homeostatic maintenance of CD4+ T cell numbers in treated HIV infection. (PMID: 25063872) Cha L. … Fernandez S. (J. Immunol. 2014) 3

Products for IFNA8 Gene

Sources for IFNA8 Gene