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Aliases for IL3 Gene

Aliases for IL3 Gene

  • Interleukin 3 2 3
  • Hematopoietic Growth Factor 2 3 4
  • Multipotential Colony-Stimulating Factor 3 4
  • Multilineage-Colony-Stimulating Factor 2 3
  • P-Cell Stimulating Factor 2 3
  • P-Cell-Stimulating Factor 3 4
  • Mast Cell Growth Factor 3 4
  • Mast-Cell Growth Factor 2 3
  • IL-3 3 4
  • MCGF 3 4
  • Interleukin 3 (Colony-Stimulating Factor, Multiple) 2
  • Colony-Stimulating Factor, Multiple 3
  • Colony-Stimulating Factor 2
  • Interleukin-3 3
  • Multiple 2

External Ids for IL3 Gene

Summaries for IL3 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for IL3 Gene

  • The protein encoded by this gene is a potent growth promoting cytokine. This cytokine is capable of supporting the proliferation of a broad range of hematopoietic cell types. It is involved in a variety of cell activities such as cell growth, differentiation and apoptosis. This cytokine has been shown to also possess neurotrophic activity, and it may be associated with neurologic disorders. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]

GeneCards Summary for IL3 Gene

IL3 (Interleukin 3) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with IL3 include subcutaneous mycosis and granulocytopenia. Among its related pathways are PI3K-Akt signaling pathway and TGF-Beta Pathway. GO annotations related to this gene include cytokine activity and interleukin-3 receptor binding.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for IL3 Gene

  • Granulocyte/macrophage colony-stimulating factors are cytokines that act in hematopoiesis by controlling the production, differentiation, and function of 2 related white cell populations of the blood, the granulocytes and the monocytes-macrophages

  • This CSF induces granulocytes, macrophages, mast cells, stem cells, erythroid cells, eosinophils and megakaryocytes

Gene Wiki entry for IL3 Gene

No data available for Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for IL3 Gene

Genomics for IL3 Gene

Genomic Location for IL3 Gene

132,060,529 bp from pter
132,063,204 bp from pter
2,676 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for IL3 Gene

UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track
Cytogenetic band:
Genomic Location for IL3 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for IL3 Gene

Regulatory Elements for IL3 Gene

Transcription factor binding sites by QIAGEN in the IL3 gene promoter:

Proteins for IL3 Gene

  • Protein details for IL3 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • Q6GS87

    Protein attributes for IL3 Gene

    152 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    17233 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Monomer

    Three dimensional structures from OCA and Proteopedia for IL3 Gene

neXtProt entry for IL3 Gene

Proteomics data for IL3 Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for IL3 Gene

Other Protein References for IL3 Gene

ENSEMBL proteins:
Reactome Protein details:
REFSEQ proteins:

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for IL3 Gene

Domains for IL3 Gene

Gene Families for IL3 Gene

  • IL :Interleukins and interleukin receptors

Protein Domains for IL3 Gene


  • Belongs to the IL-3 family.:
    • P08700
genes like me logo Genes that share domains with IL3: view

Function for IL3 Gene

Molecular function for IL3 Gene

GENATLAS Biochemistry: interleukin 3,17.2kDa,colony-stimulating factor (multilineage),survival factor inducing phosphorylation of BAD through the activation of the protein kinases (AKT1,AKT2)
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function: Granulocyte/macrophage colony-stimulating factors are cytokines that act in hematopoiesis by controlling the production, differentiation, and function of 2 related white cell populations of the blood, the granulocytes and the monocytes-macrophages
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function: This CSF induces granulocytes, macrophages, mast cells, stem cells, erythroid cells, eosinophils and megakaryocytes

LifeMap Function Summary for IL3 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for IL3 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005125 cytokine activity IBA --
GO:0005135 interleukin-3 receptor binding TAS 2544122
GO:0008083 growth factor activity IEA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with IL3: view
genes like me logo Genes that share phenotypes with IL3: view

Animal Models for IL3 Gene

MGI Knock Outs for IL3:

miRNA for IL3 Gene

miRTarBase miRNAs that target IL3

No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Transcription Factor Targeting and HOMER Transcription for IL3 Gene

Localization for IL3 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for IL3 Gene


Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for IL3 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for IL3 gene
Compartment Confidence
extracellular 5
mitochondrion 2
nucleus 2
plasma membrane 2
cytoskeleton 1
cytosol 1
endoplasmic reticulum 1
lysosome 1
vacuole 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for IL3 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005576 extracellular region TAS --
GO:0005615 extracellular space ISS --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with IL3: view

Pathways for IL3 Gene

genes like me logo Genes that share pathways with IL3: view

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for IL3 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0002763 positive regulation of myeloid leukocyte differentiation IBA --
GO:0006955 immune response IEA --
GO:0007267 cell-cell signaling TAS 3497400
GO:0007399 nervous system development TAS 9736740
GO:0008284 positive regulation of cell proliferation ISS --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with IL3: view

Compounds for IL3 Gene

(1) Drugbank Compounds for IL3 Gene

Compound Synonyms Cas Number Type Actions PubMed IDs
  • Amlexanox [USAN:INN:JAN]
68302-57-8 target antagonist

(136) Novoseek inferred chemical compound relationships for IL3 Gene

Compound -log(P) Hits PubMed IDs
pixy321 84.7 31
methylcellulose 82 54
gm-csf 74.9 37
filgrastim 71.3 31
tyrosine 67.7 170
genes like me logo Genes that share compounds with IL3: view

Transcripts for IL3 Gene

mRNA/cDNA for IL3 Gene

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

Unigene Clusters for IL3 Gene

Interleukin 3 (colony-stimulating factor, multiple):
Representative Sequences:

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for IL3 Gene

No ASD Table

Relevant External Links for IL3 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for IL3 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for IL3 Gene

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, and MOPED for IL3 Gene

SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for IL3 Gene Hs.694

mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for IL3 Gene

Tissue specificity: Activated T-cells, mast cells, natural killer cells
genes like me logo Genes that share expressions with IL3: view

Orthologs for IL3 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of human and mouse.

Orthologs for IL3 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia IL3 36
  • 99.34 (n)
  • 98.68 (a)
IL3 37
  • 98 (a)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Il3 16
Species with no ortholog for IL3:
  • 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)
  • cow (Bos Taurus)
  • 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 IL3 Gene

Gene Tree for IL3 (if available)
Gene Tree for IL3 (if available)

Paralogs for IL3 Gene

No data available for Paralogs for IL3 Gene

Variants for IL3 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for IL3 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 05 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type MAF
rs31479 -- 132,060,444(+) TGATA(A/C)CGTTT upstream-variant-2KB
rs31480 -- 132,060,639(+) GGAGG(C/T)TGTTG upstream-variant-2KB
rs31481 -- 132,061,509(+) TGGAA(A/G)CCTTT intron-variant
rs40401 - 132,060,785(+) CAACG(C/T)CCTTG reference, missense
rs181781 -- 132,059,422(+) GGCCA(A/G)TCATC upstream-variant-2KB

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for IL3 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
esv25745 CNV Gain 19812545

Relevant External Links for IL3 Gene

HapMap Linkage Disequilibrium report
Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)

Disorders for IL3 Gene

(7) University of Copenhagen DISEASES for IL3 Gene

(91) Novoseek inferred disease relationships for IL3 Gene

Disease -log(P) Hits PubMed IDs
neutropenia 79.8 112
leukemia 75.7 111
myelodysplastic syndromes 74.9 79
myeloid leukemia 71.2 32
anemia aplastic 70.8 67

Genatlas disease for IL3 Gene

leukemia,acute,lymphoblastic,preB cell,with translocation t(5;14)(q31;q32)

Relevant External Links for IL3

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
Human Genome Epidemiology (HuGE) Navigator
Tumor Gene Database (TGDB):
genes like me logo Genes that share disorders with IL3: view

No data available for UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for IL3 Gene

Publications for IL3 Gene

  1. Interleukin 3 (IL3) polymorphisms associated with decreased risk of asthma and atopy. (PMID: 15372320) Park B.L. … Shin H.D. (J. Hum. Genet. 2004) 3 23 49
  2. Interleukin 3 and schizophrenia: the impact of sex and family history. (PMID: 17179997) Chen X. … Kendler K.S. (Mol. Psychiatry 2007) 3 23 49
  3. Polymorphisms in eosinophil pathway genes, asthma and atopy. (PMID: 17362254) Kabesch M. … Nickel R. (Allergy 2007) 3 23 49
  4. Human IL-3 (multi-CSF): identification by expression cloning of a novel hematopoietic growth factor related to murine IL-3. (PMID: 3489530) Yang Y.-C. … Clark S.C. (Cell 1986) 2 3 4
  5. Molecular characterization of colony-stimulating factors and their receptors: human interleukin-3. (PMID: 2544122) Urdal D.L. … Park L.S. (Ann. N. Y. Acad. Sci. 1989) 3 4

Products for IL3 Gene

  • Pathway & Disease-focused RT² Profiler PCR Arrays
    • Allergy & Asthma in human,mouse,rat
    • Atherosclerosis in human,mouse,rat
    • Common Cytokines in human,mouse,rat
    • Cytokines & Chemokines in human,mouse,rat
    • Endothelial Cell Biology in human,mouse,rat
  • QIAGEN qRT-PCR Assays for microRNAs that regulate IL3
  • QuantiTect SYBR Green Assays in human,mouse,rat
  • Pre-validated RT² qPCR Primer Assay in human,mouse,rat
  • QuantiFast Probe-based Assays in human,mouse,rat
  • Predesigned siRNA for gene silencing in human,mouse,rat for IL3
  • Block miRNA regulation of IL3 using miScript Target Protectors

Sources for IL3 Gene

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