External Ids for IL31 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for IL31 Gene
IL31, which is made principally by activated Th2-type T cells, interacts with a heterodimeric receptor consisting of IL31RA (MIM 609510) and OSMR (MIM 601743) that is constitutively expressed on epithelial cells and keratinocytes. IL31 may be involved in the promotion of allergic skin disorders and in regulating other allergic diseases, such as asthma (Dillon et al., 2004 [PubMed 15184896]).[supplied by OMIM, Mar 2008]
GeneCards Summary for IL31 Gene
IL31 (Interleukin 31) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with IL31 include Allergic Contact Dermatitis and Contact Dermatitis. Among its related pathways are Interleukin-3, 5 and GM-CSF signaling and Th2 Differentiation Pathway. GO annotations related to this gene include cytokine activity.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for IL31 Gene
Activates STAT3 and possibly STAT1 and STAT5 through the IL31 heterodimeric receptor composed of IL31RA and OSMR (PubMed:15184896). May function in skin immunity (PubMed:15184896). Enhances myeloid progenitor cell survival in vitro (By similarity). Induces RETNLA and serum amyloid A protein expression in macrophages (By similarity).