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Aliases for IL5 Gene

Aliases for IL5 Gene

  • Interleukin 5 2 3 5
  • Eosinophil Differentiation Factor 2 3 4
  • T-Cell Replacing Factor 2 3 4
  • Colony-Stimulating Factor, Eosinophil 2 3
  • B-Cell Differentiation Factor I 3 4
  • Interleukin-5 2 3
  • IL-5 3 4
  • TRF 3 4
  • Interleukin 5 (Colony-Stimulating Factor, Eosinophil) 2
  • B Cell Differentiation Factor I 2
  • EDF 3

External Ids for IL5 Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for IL5 Gene

  • GC05M131399
  • GC05M132324
  • GC05M131907
  • GC05M131953
  • GC05M131905
  • GC05M127069
  • GC05M131881

Summaries for IL5 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for IL5 Gene

  • This gene encodes a cytokine that acts as a growth and differentiation factor for both B cells and eosinophils. The encoded cytokine plays a major role in the regulation of eosinophil formation, maturation, recruitment and survival. The increased production of this cytokine may be related to pathogenesis of eosinophil-dependent inflammatory diseases. This cytokine functions by binding to its receptor, which is a heterodimer, whose beta subunit is shared with the receptors for interleukine 3 (IL3) and colony stimulating factor 2 (CSF2/GM-CSF). This gene is located on chromosome 5 within a cytokine gene cluster which includes interleukin 4 (IL4), interleukin 13 (IL13), and CSF2 . This gene, IL4, and IL13 may be regulated coordinately by long-range regulatory elements spread over 120 kilobases on chromosome 5q31. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2013]

GeneCards Summary for IL5 Gene

IL5 (Interleukin 5) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with IL5 include Allergic Hypersensitivity Disease and Pulmonary Eosinophilia. Among its related pathways are RET signaling and Signaling by GPCR. GO annotations related to this gene include cytokine activity and interleukin-5 receptor binding.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for IL5 Gene

  • Factor that induces terminal differentiation of late-developing B-cells to immunoglobulin secreting cells.

Tocris Summary for IL5 Gene

  • Cytokines are proteinaceous signaling compounds that are major mediators of the immune response. They control many different cellular functions including proliferation, differentiation and cell survival/apoptosis but are also involved in several pathophysiological processes.

Gene Wiki entry for IL5 Gene

No data available for PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for IL5 Gene

Genomics for IL5 Gene

Regulatory Elements for IL5 Gene

Enhancers for IL5 Gene
GeneHancer Identifier Enhancer Score Enhancer Sources Gene-Enhancer Score TSS distance (kb) Number of Genes Away Size (kb) Transcription Factor Binding Sites within enhancer Gene Targets for Enhancer
GH05F132529 0.7 FANTOM5 ENCODE 22.4 +27.4 27428 0.2 HDAC1 ATF1 TAL1 ZEB2 DPF2 ARID1B ZNF316 HDAC2 KLF16 PBX2 IL5 RAD50 SOWAHA IL4 ENSG00000230612 IL13 CSF2 IL3 SLC22A5 GC05P132531
GH05F132110 0.5 FANTOM5 16.5 +445.8 445792 0.3 ATF2 IL3 CSF2 IL5 ENSG00000253067 LOC107987500 P4HA2-AS1 RAD50 RAPGEF6 ENSG00000227616
GH05F132526 0.7 Ensembl ENCODE 12.9 +30.0 29990 1.4 HDGF CBX3 TBL1XR1 CREB3L1 ARID4B ZNF2 RAD21 SLC30A9 ZNF143 ZNF207 RAD50 IL5 SOWAHA ENSG00000230612 GC05P132531 IRF1
GH05F132525 0.6 ENCODE 12.9 +31.3 31298 0.9 PKNOX1 TBL1XR1 WRNIP1 YBX1 BMI1 CBX5 ZNF143 ETV6 RCOR1 CREM RAD50 IL5 ENSG00000230612 GC05P132531 IRF1
GH05F132604 0.4 Ensembl 10.9 -47.3 -47311 0.4 ZNF316 MAFG EMSY MAFK IL5 RAD50 IL4 ENSG00000230612 GC05M132580 GC05M132581 IL13
- Elite enhancer/Elite enhancer-gene association Download Table
Download GeneHancer data dump

Enhancers around IL5 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Promoters for IL5 Gene
Ensembl Regulatory Elements (ENSRs) TSS Distance (bp) Size (bp) Binding Sites for Transcription Factors within promoters

Genomic Location for IL5 Gene

132,541,444 bp from pter
132,556,890 bp from pter
15,447 bases
Minus strand

Genomic View for IL5 Gene

Genes around IL5 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
IL5 Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for IL5 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for IL5 Gene

Proteins for IL5 Gene

  • Protein details for IL5 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • Q13840

    Protein attributes for IL5 Gene

    134 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    15238 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Homodimer; disulfide-linked.

    Three dimensional structures from OCA and Proteopedia for IL5 Gene

neXtProt entry for IL5 Gene

Post-translational modifications for IL5 Gene

  • Glycosylation at Thr 22 and Asn 47
  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus

Other Protein References for IL5 Gene

Antibody Products

  • Abcam antibodies for IL5

Protein Products

  • Abcam proteins for IL5

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for IL5 Gene

Domains & Families for IL5 Gene

Gene Families for IL5 Gene

Protein Domains for IL5 Gene

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for IL5 Gene

GenScript: Design optimal peptide antigens:

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Belongs to the IL-5 family.
  • Belongs to the IL-5 family.
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Function for IL5 Gene

Molecular function for IL5 Gene

GENATLAS Biochemistry:
interleukin 5,colony-stimulating factor (eosinophil),homodimerizing,inducing terminal differentiation of B cells to immunoglobulin secreting cells
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Factor that induces terminal differentiation of late-developing B-cells to immunoglobulin secreting cells.

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for IL5 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0004713 protein tyrosine kinase activity TAS --
GO:0005088 Ras guanyl-nucleotide exchange factor activity TAS --
GO:0005125 cytokine activity IBA --
GO:0005137 interleukin-5 receptor binding IEA --
GO:0005515 protein binding IPI 1495999
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Animal Models for IL5 Gene

MGI Knock Outs for IL5:

Animal Model Products

Inhibitory RNA Products

Flow Cytometry Products

No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Human Phenotype Ontology , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for IL5 Gene

Localization for IL5 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for IL5 Gene


Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for IL5 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for IL5 gene
Compartment Confidence
extracellular 5
cytosol 2
nucleus 2
plasma membrane 2
cytoskeleton 1
lysosome 1
vacuole 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for IL5 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005576 extracellular region IEA,TAS --
GO:0005615 extracellular space TAS 3024129
GO:0005622 intracellular IEA --
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Pathways & Interactions for IL5 Gene

SuperPathways for IL5 Gene

SuperPathway Contained pathways
1 RET signaling
2 PEDF Induced Signaling
3 Allograft rejection
4 TGF-Beta Pathway
5 Akt Signaling
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SIGNOR curated interactions for IL5 Gene


Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for IL5 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0000165 MAPK cascade TAS --
GO:0006954 inflammatory response IEA --
GO:0006955 immune response IEA --
GO:0008284 positive regulation of cell proliferation IEA --
GO:0018108 peptidyl-tyrosine phosphorylation IEA --
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Drugs & Compounds for IL5 Gene

(88) Drugs for IL5 Gene - From: DrugBank, ClinicalTrials, ApexBio, DGIdb, FDA Approved Drugs, HMDB, Tocris, and Novoseek

Name Status Disease Links Group Role Mechanism of Action Clinical Trials
Mepolizumab Approved, Investigational Pharma antibody, Target, antagonist 0
Pranlukast Approved Pharma Antagonist, Target, antagonist 3
Thalidomide Approved, Investigational, Withdrawn Pharma Immunomodulatory agent,sedative drug,angiogenesis inhibitor, Immunomodulatory agents, TNF-alpha synthesis inhibitor 1105
Nucala Approved November 2015 Pharma 0
Pirfenidone Investigational Pharma TGF-β production inhibitor, Antifibrotic agent; regulates cytokine levels in vivo 49

(50) Additional Compounds for IL5 Gene - From: Novoseek and Tocris

Name Synonyms Role CAS Number PubChem IDs PubMed IDs
AS 2444697

(5) Tocris Compounds for IL5 Gene

Compound Action Cas Number
4-IPP Inhibitor of macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF); suicide substrate 41270-96-6
AS 2444697 Potent and selective IRAK4 inhibitor 1287665-60-4
ISO 1 Macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) inhibitor 478336-92-4
Pirfenidone Antifibrotic agent; regulates cytokine levels in vivo 53179-13-8
Thalidomide TNF-alpha synthesis inhibitor 50-35-1

(1) ApexBio Compounds for IL5 Gene

Compound Action Cas Number
Suplatast Tosylate 94055-76-2
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Transcripts for IL5 Gene

mRNA/cDNA for IL5 Gene

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

Unigene Clusters for IL5 Gene

Interleukin 5 (colony-stimulating factor, eosinophil):
Representative Sequences:

Inhibitory RNA Products

Flow Cytometry Products

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for IL5 Gene

No ASD Table

Relevant External Links for IL5 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for IL5 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues from GTEx, Illumina, BioGPS, and SAGE for IL5 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for IL5 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Testis (x25.2).

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for IL5 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Platelet (69.0).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, and MOPED for IL5 Gene

Protein tissue co-expression partners for IL5 Gene

- Elite partner

NURSA nuclear receptor signaling pathways regulating expression of IL5 Gene:


SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for IL5 Gene:

genes like me logo Genes that share expression patterns with IL5: view

Primer Products

No data available for mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for IL5 Gene

Orthologs for IL5 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of mammals.

Orthologs for IL5 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia IL5 34 35
  • 99.75 (n)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia IL5 34 35
  • 81.09 (n)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia IL5 34 35
  • 80.6 (n)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Il5 34 16 35
  • 79.2 (n)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Il5 34
  • 78.63 (n)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia IL5 35
  • 53 (a)
Species where no ortholog for IL5 was found in the sources mined by GeneCards:
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus)
  • pig (Sus scrofa)
  • platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
  • rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
  • 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 IL5 Gene

Gene Tree for IL5 (if available)
Gene Tree for IL5 (if available)

Paralogs for IL5 Gene

No data available for Paralogs for IL5 Gene

Variants for IL5 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for IL5 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 05 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type
rs377260382 Pathogenic 132,557,327(+) AACAT(A/G)TCCCG upstream-variant-2KB, reference, missense
rs587781625 Pathogenic 132,557,418(+) CCTTA(-/A)CAATT upstream-variant-2KB, reference, frameshift-variant
rs867328327 Pathogenic 132,557,417(+) CCCTT(-/A)ACAAT upstream-variant-2KB, reference, frameshift-variant
rs748086984 Likely pathogenic 132,557,455(+) GACGG(A/T)AAGTC upstream-variant-2KB, splice-donor-variant
rs876658212 Likely pathogenic 132,557,325(+) CAAAC(A/G)TGTCC upstream-variant-2KB, reference, missense

Variation tolerance for IL5 Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 54.6% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 0.38; 8.27% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Relevant External Links for IL5 Gene

Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)
SNPedia medical, phenotypic, and genealogical associations of SNPs for

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for IL5 Gene

Disorders for IL5 Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

(117) MalaCards diseases for IL5 Gene - From: DISEASES, Novoseek, and GeneCards

Disorder Aliases PubMed IDs
allergic hypersensitivity disease
  • allergic disease
pulmonary eosinophilia
  • asthmatic pulmonary eosinophilia
chronic eosinophilic pneumonia
  • cryptogenic pulmonary eosinophilia
eosinophilic pneumonia
  • pneumonia, eosinophilic
eosinophilia-myalgia syndrome
  • eosinophilia myalgia syndrome
- elite association - COSMIC cancer census association via MalaCards
Search IL5 in MalaCards View complete list of genes associated with diseases

Relevant External Links for IL5

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 IL5: view

No data available for UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Genatlas for IL5 Gene

Publications for IL5 Gene

  1. Cytokine polymorphisms in the Th1/Th2 pathway and susceptibility to non-Hodgkin lymphoma. (PMID: 16449530) Lan Q. … Chanock S. (Blood 2006) 3 22 46 64
  2. IL-5 and thromboxane A2 receptor gene polymorphisms are associated with decreased pulmonary function in Korean children with atopic asthma. (PMID: 15805995) Hong S.J. … Hong T.J. (J. Allergy Clin. Immunol. 2005) 3 22 46 64
  3. Risk of small-for-gestational age is associated with common anti-inflammatory cytokine polymorphisms. (PMID: 15951665) Engel S.A. … Chanock S.J. (Epidemiology 2005) 3 22 46 64
  4. Molecular cloning, nucleotide sequence, and expression of the gene encoding human eosinophil differentiation factor (interleukin 5). (PMID: 3498940) Campbell H.D. … Young I.G. (Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 1987) 2 3 4 64
  5. Cytokine polymorphisms in Th1/Th2 pathway genes, body mass index, and risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. (PMID: 20952689) Chen Y. … Zhang Y. (Blood 2011) 3 46 64

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