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Aliases for IL6 Gene

Aliases for IL6 Gene

  • Interleukin 6 2 3 5
  • B-Cell Stimulatory Factor 2 3 4
  • CTL Differentiation Factor 3 4
  • Hybridoma Growth Factor 3 4
  • Interferon Beta-2 3 4
  • IFN-Beta-2 3 4
  • IFNB2 3 4
  • BSF-2 3 4
  • IL-6 3 4
  • CDF 3 4
  • Interleukin 6 (Interferon, Beta 2) 2
  • B-Cell Differentiation Factor 3
  • Interleukin BSF-2 3
  • Interferon 2
  • Beta 2 2
  • BSF2 3
  • HGF 3
  • HSF 3

External Ids for IL6 Gene

Previous HGNC Symbols for IL6 Gene

  • IFNB2

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for IL6 Gene

  • GC07P022409
  • GC07P022509
  • GC07P022540
  • GC07P022732

Summaries for IL6 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for IL6 Gene

  • This gene encodes a cytokine that functions in inflammation and the maturation of B cells. In addition, the encoded protein has been shown to be an endogenous pyrogen capable of inducing fever in people with autoimmune diseases or infections. The protein is primarily produced at sites of acute and chronic inflammation, where it is secreted into the serum and induces a transcriptional inflammatory response through interleukin 6 receptor, alpha. The functioning of this gene is implicated in a wide variety of inflammation-associated disease states, including suspectibility to diabetes mellitus and systemic juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Dec 2015]

GeneCards Summary for IL6 Gene

IL6 (Interleukin 6) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with IL6 include kaposi sarcoma and rheumatoid arthritis, systemic juvenile. Among its related pathways are Platelet activation, signaling and aggregation and Signaling by GPCR. GO annotations related to this gene include receptor binding and growth factor activity.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for IL6 Gene

  • Cytokine with a wide variety of biological functions. It is a potent inducer of the acute phase response. Plays an essential role in the final differentiation of B-cells into Ig-secreting cells Involved in lymphocyte and monocyte differentiation. Acts on B-cells, T-cells, hepatocytes, hematopoietic progenitor cells and cells of the CNS. Required for the generation of T(H)17 cells. Also acts as a myokine. It is discharged into the bloodstream after muscle contraction and acts to increase the breakdown of fats and to improve insulin resistance. It induces myeloma and plasmacytoma growth and induces nerve cells differentiation.

Gene Wiki entry for IL6 Gene

No data available for Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for IL6 Gene

Genomics for IL6 Gene

Regulatory Elements for IL6 Gene

Genomic Location for IL6 Gene

Chromosome:
7
Start:
22,725,442 bp from pter
End:
22,732,002 bp from pter
Size:
6,561 bases
Orientation:
Plus strand

Genomic View for IL6 Gene

Genes around IL6 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
IL6 Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for IL6 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for IL6 Gene

Proteins for IL6 Gene

  • Protein details for IL6 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    P05231-IL6_HUMAN
    Recommended name:
    Interleukin-6
    Protein Accession:
    P05231
    Secondary Accessions:
    • Q9UCU2
    • Q9UCU3
    • Q9UCU4

    Protein attributes for IL6 Gene

    Size:
    212 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    23718 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    No Data Available

    Three dimensional structures from OCA and Proteopedia for IL6 Gene

neXtProt entry for IL6 Gene

Proteomics data for IL6 Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for IL6 Gene

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No data available for DME Specific Peptides for IL6 Gene

Domains & Families for IL6 Gene

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry

P05231

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot:

IL6_HUMAN :
  • Belongs to the IL-6 superfamily.
Family:
  • Belongs to the IL-6 superfamily.
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Function for IL6 Gene

Molecular function for IL6 Gene

GENATLAS Biochemistry:
interleukin 6,23.7kDa,involved in the regulation of immune response,hematopoiesis,platelet production,acute phase reaction and bone resorption (susceptibility factor for osteopenia),playing a role in the aggressiveness of non hodgkin lymphoma by stimulating MMP2 and MMP9
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Cytokine with a wide variety of biological functions. It is a potent inducer of the acute phase response. Plays an essential role in the final differentiation of B-cells into Ig-secreting cells Involved in lymphocyte and monocyte differentiation. Acts on B-cells, T-cells, hepatocytes, hematopoietic progenitor cells and cells of the CNS. Required for the generation of T(H)17 cells. Also acts as a myokine. It is discharged into the bloodstream after muscle contraction and acts to increase the breakdown of fats and to improve insulin resistance. It induces myeloma and plasmacytoma growth and induces nerve cells differentiation.
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Human Phenotype Ontology for IL6 Gene

HPO Id HPO Name Alternative Ids Definition Synonyms

Animal Models for IL6 Gene

MGI Knock Outs for IL6:

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No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for IL6 Gene

Localization for IL6 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for IL6 Gene

Secreted.

Subcellular locations from

COMPARTMENTS
Jensen Localization Image for IL6 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for IL6 gene
Compartment Confidence
extracellular 5
plasma membrane 5
cytosol 3
nucleus 3
cytoskeleton 2
endoplasmic reticulum 2
endosome 2
lysosome 2
mitochondrion 2
peroxisome 2
vacuole 2
golgi apparatus 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for IL6 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0009897 external side of plasma membrane IEA --
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Pathways & Interactions for IL6 Gene

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SIGNOR curated interactions for IL6 Gene

Activates:

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for IL6 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0001781 neutrophil apoptotic process IDA 7595060
GO:0001878 response to yeast IEA --
GO:0002262 myeloid cell homeostasis IEA --
GO:0002384 hepatic immune response TAS 12832423
GO:0002446 neutrophil mediated immunity TAS 16034137
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Drugs & Compounds for IL6 Gene

(120) Drugs for IL6 Gene - From: ClinicalTrials, Novoseek, DGIdb, PharmGKB, DrugBank, and HMDB

Name Status Disease Links Group Role Mechanism of Action Clinical Trials
Siltuximab Approved Pharma Target, antagonist, antibody 17
Vitamin C Approved Nutra 424,424
Vitamin E Approved Nutra 371,376
Adalimumab Approved Pharma 443
Etanercept Approved, Investigational Pharma 383

(60) Additional Compounds for IL6 Gene - From: Novoseek

Name Synonyms Role CAS Number PubChem IDs PubMed IDs
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Transcripts for IL6 Gene

Unigene Clusters for IL6 Gene

Interleukin 6 (interferon, beta 2):
Representative Sequences:

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Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for IL6 Gene

No ASD Table

Relevant External Links for IL6 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
IL6
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for
IL6

Expression for IL6 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for IL6 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for IL6 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Adipose - Visceral (Omentum) (x10.0), Heart - Atrial Appendage (x6.6), and Lung (x4.5).

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for IL6 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Vitreous humor (36.3) and Bone marrow mesenchymal stem cell (32.5).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, and MOPED for IL6 Gene



SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for IL6 Gene Hs.654458

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Protein tissue co-expression partners for IL6 Gene

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No data available for mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for IL6 Gene

Orthologs for IL6 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of chordates.

Orthologs for IL6 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
dog
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia IL6 35
  • 76.81 (n)
  • 60.39 (a)
IL6 36
  • 61 (a)
OneToOne
mouse
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Il6 35
  • 61.24 (n)
  • 41.63 (a)
Il6 16
Il6 36
  • 41 (a)
OneToOne
chimpanzee
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia IL6 35
  • 99.69 (n)
  • 99.53 (a)
IL6 36
  • 100 (a)
OneToOne
rat
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Il6 35
  • 59.01 (n)
  • 39.71 (a)
cow
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia IL6 36
  • 52 (a)
OneToOne
oppossum
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia IL6 36
  • 36 (a)
OneToOne
platypus
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia IL6 36
  • 40 (a)
OneToOne
chicken
(Gallus gallus)
Aves IL6 35
  • 53.43 (n)
  • 39.2 (a)
IL6 36
  • 30 (a)
OneToOne
lizard
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia IL6 36
  • 29 (a)
OneToOne
Species with no ortholog for IL6:
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • loblloly pine (Pinus taeda)
  • malaria parasite (Plasmodium falciparum)
  • medicago trunc (Medicago Truncatula)
  • moss (Physcomitrella patens)
  • orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus)
  • pig (Sus scrofa)
  • 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 IL6 Gene

ENSEMBL:
Gene Tree for IL6 (if available)
TreeFam:
Gene Tree for IL6 (if available)

Paralogs for IL6 Gene

No data available for Paralogs for IL6 Gene

Variants for IL6 Gene

Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for IL6 Gene

P05231-IL6_HUMAN
Genetic variations in IL6 may be correlated with bone mineral density (BMD). Low BMD is a risk factor for osteoporotic fracture. Osteoporosis is characterized by reduced bone mineral density, disrutption of bone microarchitecture, and the alteration of the amount and variety of non-collagenous proteins in bone. Osteoporotic bones are more at risk of fracture.

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for IL6 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 07 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type
VAR_013075 -
rs2069860 - 22,731,419(+) TCTAG(A/T)TGCAA downstream-variant-500B, reference, missense
rs13306435 - 22,731,420(+) CTAGA(A/T)GCAAT downstream-variant-500B, reference, missense
rs940367 -- 22,724,806(+) AACAA(A/C/G)AGACC upstream-variant-2KB
rs1548216 -- 22,730,154(+) CCAAA(C/G)GCTTT intron-variant, utr-variant-3-prime

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for IL6 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv7393 OTHER Inversion 18451855
dgv2070e1 CNV Complex 17122850

Variation tolerance for IL6 Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 43.9% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 2.52; 43.97% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Relevant External Links for IL6 Gene

HapMap Linkage Disequilibrium report
IL6
Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)
IL6

Disorders for IL6 Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

(292) MalaCards diseases for IL6 Gene - From: OMIM, ClinVar, Orphanet, DISEASES, Novoseek, and GeneCards

Disorder Aliases PubMed IDs
kaposi sarcoma
  • human herpesvirus 8
rheumatoid arthritis, systemic juvenile
  • rheumatoid arthritis systemic juvenile
intracranial hemorrhage in brain cerebrovascular malformations
  • intracranial hemorrhage in brain cerebrovascular malformations, susceptibility to
diabetes mellitus, insulin-dependent
  • diabetes, type 1
inflammatory bowel disease 1
  • crohn disease-associated growth failure
- elite association - COSMIC cancer census association via MalaCards
Search IL6 in MalaCards View complete list of genes associated with diseases

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot

IL6_HUMAN
  • Note=A IL6 promoter polymorphism is associated with a lifetime risk of development of Kaposi sarcoma in HIV-infected men. {ECO:0000269 PubMed:11001912}.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis systemic juvenile (RASJ) [MIM:604302]: An inflammatory articular disorder with systemic-onset beginning before the age of 16. It represents a subgroup of juvenile arthritis associated with severe extraarticular features and occasionally fatal complications. During active phases of the disorder, patients display a typical daily spiking fever, an evanescent macular rash, lymphadenopathy, hepatosplenomegaly, serositis, myalgia and arthritis. {ECO:0000269 PubMed:9769329}. Note=Disease susceptibility is associated with variations affecting the gene represented in this entry.

Relevant External Links for IL6

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
IL6
Human Genome Epidemiology (HuGE) Navigator
IL6
Atlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology:
IL6
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No data available for Genatlas for IL6 Gene

Publications for IL6 Gene

  1. Association of interleukin-6 promoter variant with bone mineral density in pre-menopausal women. (PMID: 12768442) Chung H.W. … Shin H.D. (J. Hum. Genet. 2003) 3 4 48 67
  2. The role of cigarette smoking and statins in the development of postmenopausal osteoporosis: a pilot study utilizing the Marshfield Clinic Personalized Medicine Cohort. (PMID: 19506792) Giampietro P.F. … Ghebranious N. (Osteoporos Int 2010) 3 23
  3. Cytokine expression and signaling in drug-induced cellular senescence. (PMID: 19802007) Novakova Z. … Hodny Z. (Oncogene 2010) 3 23
  4. Oxidative mechanisms of IL-4-induced IL-6 expression in vascular endothelium. (PMID: 19822443) Lee Y.W. … Kim P.H. (Cytokine 2010) 3 23
  5. Early-onset Crohn disease is associated with male sex and a polymorphism in the IL-6 promoter. (PMID: 19934771) Sagiv-Friedgut K. … Leshinsky-Silver E. (J. Pediatr. Gastroenterol. Nutr. 2010) 3 23

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