Free for academic non-profit institutions. Other users need a Commercial license

Aliases for IL21 Gene

Aliases for IL21 Gene

  • Interleukin 21 2 3 5
  • IL-21 3 4
  • Za11 3 4
  • Interleukin-21 Isoform 3
  • CVID11 3

External Ids for IL21 Gene

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for IL21 Gene

  • GC04M124446
  • GC04M123813
  • GC04M123926
  • GC04M123992
  • GC04M123891
  • GC04M123534
  • GC04M119260

Summaries for IL21 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for IL21 Gene

  • This gene encodes a member of the common-gamma chain family of cytokines with immunoregulatory activity. The encoded protein plays a role in both the innate and adaptive immune responses by inducing the differentiation, proliferation and activity of multiple target cells including macrophages, natural killer cells, B cells and cytotoxic T cells. Dysregulation of this gene plays a role in multiple immune-mediated diseases including lupus, psoriasis and chronic inflammatory diseases. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding multiple isoforms have been observed for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Dec 2011]

GeneCards Summary for IL21 Gene

IL21 (Interleukin 21) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with IL21 include immunodeficiency, common variable, 11 and mikulicz disease. Among its related pathways are ERK Signaling and Akt Signaling. GO annotations related to this gene include cytokine activity and interleukin-2 receptor binding.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for IL21 Gene

  • Cytokine with immunoregulatory activity. May promote the transition between innate and adaptive immunity. Induces the production of IgG(1) and IgG(3) in B-cells (By similarity). May play a role in proliferation and maturation of natural killer (NK) cells in synergy with IL15. May regulate proliferation of mature B- and T-cells in response to activating stimuli. In synergy with IL15 and IL18 stimulates interferon gamma production in T-cells and NK cells. During T-cell mediated immune response may inhibit dendritic cells (DC) activation and maturation.

Gene Wiki entry for IL21 Gene

No data available for Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for IL21 Gene

Genomics for IL21 Gene

Regulatory Elements for IL21 Gene

Genomic Location for IL21 Gene

Chromosome:
4
Start:
122,612,628 bp from pter
End:
122,621,069 bp from pter
Size:
8,442 bases
Orientation:
Minus strand

Genomic View for IL21 Gene

Genes around IL21 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
IL21 Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for IL21 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for IL21 Gene

Proteins for IL21 Gene

  • Protein details for IL21 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Q9HBE4-IL21_HUMAN
    Recommended name:
    Interleukin-21
    Protein Accession:
    Q9HBE4
    Secondary Accessions:
    • A5J0L4

    Protein attributes for IL21 Gene

    Size:
    155 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    17923 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    No Data Available
    SequenceCaution:
    • Sequence=AAG29348.1; Type=Erroneous initiation; Note=Translation N-terminally shortened.; Evidence={ECO:0000305}; Sequence=AAH66258.1; Type=Erroneous initiation; Note=Translation N-terminally shortened.; Evidence={ECO:0000305}; Sequence=AAH66259.1; Type=Erroneous initiation; Note=Translation N-terminally shortened.; Evidence={ECO:0000305}; Sequence=AAH66260.1; Type=Erroneous initiation; Note=Translation N-terminally shortened.; Evidence={ECO:0000305}; Sequence=AAH66261.1; Type=Erroneous initiation; Note=Translation N-terminally shortened.; Evidence={ECO:0000305}; Sequence=AAH66262.1; Type=Erroneous initiation; Note=Translation N-terminally shortened.; Evidence={ECO:0000305}; Sequence=AAH69124.1; Type=Erroneous initiation; Note=Translation N-terminally shortened.; Evidence={ECO:0000305}; Sequence=AAU88182.1; Type=Erroneous initiation; Note=Translation N-terminally shortened.; Evidence={ECO:0000305}; Sequence=ABG36529.1; Type=Erroneous initiation; Note=Translation N-terminally shortened.; Evidence={ECO:0000305};

    Three dimensional structures from OCA and Proteopedia for IL21 Gene

    Alternative splice isoforms for IL21 Gene

    UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot:

neXtProt entry for IL21 Gene

Proteomics data for IL21 Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for IL21 Gene

  • Glycosylation at Asn 90
  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus

Other Protein References for IL21 Gene

ENSEMBL proteins:
REFSEQ proteins:

Antibody Products

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for IL21 Gene

Domains & Families for IL21 Gene

Gene Families for IL21 Gene

Protein Domains for IL21 Gene

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for IL21 Gene

GenScript: Design optimal peptide antigens:

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry

Q9HBE4

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot:

IL21_HUMAN :
  • Belongs to the IL-15/IL-21 family.
Family:
  • Belongs to the IL-15/IL-21 family.
genes like me logo Genes that share domains with IL21: view

Function for IL21 Gene

Molecular function for IL21 Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Cytokine with immunoregulatory activity. May promote the transition between innate and adaptive immunity. Induces the production of IgG(1) and IgG(3) in B-cells (By similarity). May play a role in proliferation and maturation of natural killer (NK) cells in synergy with IL15. May regulate proliferation of mature B- and T-cells in response to activating stimuli. In synergy with IL15 and IL18 stimulates interferon gamma production in T-cells and NK cells. During T-cell mediated immune response may inhibit dendritic cells (DC) activation and maturation.
genes like me logo Genes that share phenotypes with IL21: view

Human Phenotype Ontology for IL21 Gene

HPO Id HPO Name Alternative Ids Definition Synonyms

Animal Models for IL21 Gene

MGI Knock Outs for IL21:

Animal Model Products

Inhibitory RNA Products

In Situ Assay Products

Flow Cytometry Products

No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for IL21 Gene

Localization for IL21 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for IL21 Gene

Secreted.

Subcellular locations from

COMPARTMENTS
Jensen Localization Image for IL21 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for IL21 gene
Compartment Confidence
extracellular 5
nucleus 1

No data available for Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for IL21 Gene

Pathways & Interactions for IL21 Gene

genes like me logo Genes that share pathways with IL21: view

SIGNOR curated interactions for IL21 Gene

Activates:

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for IL21 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0001819 positive regulation of cytokine production IDA 19322899
GO:0006955 immune response IEA --
GO:0007165 signal transduction NAS 11081504
GO:0008284 positive regulation of cell proliferation IDA 17673207
GO:0030890 positive regulation of B cell proliferation IDA 17673207
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with IL21: view

Drugs & Compounds for IL21 Gene

(2) Drugs for IL21 Gene - From: Novoseek

Name Status Disease Links Group Role Mechanism of Action Clinical Trials

(2) Additional Compounds for IL21 Gene - From: Novoseek

Name Synonyms Role CAS Number PubChem IDs PubMed IDs
genes like me logo Genes that share compounds with IL21: view

Transcripts for IL21 Gene

mRNA/cDNA for IL21 Gene

(2) REFSEQ mRNAs :
(8) Additional mRNA sequences :
(17) Selected AceView cDNA sequences:
(2) Ensembl transcripts including schematic representations, and UCSC links where relevant :

Unigene Clusters for IL21 Gene

Interleukin 21:
Representative Sequences:

Inhibitory RNA Products

Flow Cytometry Products

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for IL21 Gene

No ASD Table

Relevant External Links for IL21 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
IL21
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for
IL21

Expression for IL21 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for IL21 Gene

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for IL21 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Testis (x41.3).

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for IL21 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Testis (23.6), Adrenal (19.9), Heart (12.1), and Stomach (7.3).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, and MOPED for IL21 Gene



SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for IL21 Gene Hs.567559

mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for IL21 Gene

Q9HBE4-IL21_HUMAN
Tissue specificity: Expressed in activated CD4-positive T-cells but not in CD8-positive T-cells, B-cells, or monocytes.
genes like me logo Genes that share expression patterns with IL21: view

Protein tissue co-expression partners for IL21 Gene

Primer Products

In Situ Assay Products

No data available for mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery for IL21 Gene

Orthologs for IL21 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of chordates.

Orthologs for IL21 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
cow
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia IL21 35
  • 87.92 (n)
  • 81.88 (a)
IL21 36
  • 82 (a)
OneToOne
dog
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia IL21 35
  • 89.04 (n)
  • 80.82 (a)
IL21 36
  • 81 (a)
OneToOne
mouse
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Il21 35
  • 76.94 (n)
  • 63.01 (a)
Il21 16
Il21 36
  • 63 (a)
OneToOne
chimpanzee
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia IL21 35
  • 99.59 (n)
  • 100 (a)
IL21 36
  • 100 (a)
OneToOne
rat
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Il21 35
  • 75.8 (n)
  • 60.96 (a)
oppossum
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia IL21 36
  • 45 (a)
OneToOne
chicken
(Gallus gallus)
Aves IL21 36
  • 30 (a)
OneToOne
Species with no ortholog for IL21:
  • 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)
  • 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 IL21 Gene

ENSEMBL:
Gene Tree for IL21 (if available)
TreeFam:
Gene Tree for IL21 (if available)

Paralogs for IL21 Gene

No data available for Paralogs for IL21 Gene

Variants for IL21 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for IL21 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 04 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type
VAR_071292 Immunodeficiency, common variable, 11 (CVID11)
rs907715 -- 122,613,898(-) AATGC(A/G)AGTTA intron-variant
rs1849428 -- 122,615,312(-) gatct(C/T)ctgac intron-variant
rs1849429 -- 122,615,250(-) gccac(C/T)gcacc intron-variant
rs2390350 -- 122,613,542(+) agacc(A/G)ggttt intron-variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for IL21 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv879866 CNV Gain 21882294

Variation tolerance for IL21 Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 48.7% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 0.09; 2.05% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Relevant External Links for IL21 Gene

HapMap Linkage Disequilibrium report
IL21
Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)
IL21

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for IL21 Gene

Disorders for IL21 Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

(6) MalaCards diseases for IL21 Gene - From: OMIM, Orphanet, Swiss-Prot, DISEASES, and GeneCards

Disorder Aliases PubMed IDs
immunodeficiency, common variable, 11
  • il21 deficiency
mikulicz disease
  • mikulicz's disease
dacryoadenitis
  • dacryocystitis
inflammatory bowel disease 25, early onset, autosomal recessive
  • inflammatory bowel disease 25, autosomal recessive
alk-positive anaplastic large cell lymphoma
  • alk+ alcl
- elite association - COSMIC cancer census association via MalaCards
Search IL21 in MalaCards View complete list of genes associated with diseases

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot

IL21_HUMAN
  • Immunodeficiency, common variable, 11 (CVID11) [MIM:615767]: A primary immunodeficiency characterized by antibody deficiency, hypogammaglobulinemia, recurrent bacterial infections and an inability to mount an antibody response to antigen. The defect results from a failure of B-cell differentiation and impaired secretion of immunoglobulins; the numbers of circulating B-cells is usually in the normal range, but can be low. {ECO:0000269 PubMed:24746753}. Note=The disease is caused by mutations affecting the gene represented in this entry.

Relevant External Links for IL21

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
IL21
Human Genome Epidemiology (HuGE) Navigator
IL21
Atlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology:
IL21
genes like me logo Genes that share disorders with IL21: view

No data available for Genatlas for IL21 Gene

Publications for IL21 Gene

  1. Interleukin 21 and its receptor are involved in NK cell expansion and regulation of lymphocyte function. (PMID: 11081504) Parrish-Novak J. … Foster D. (Nature 2000) 2 3 4 67
  2. IL-21 preferentially enhances IL-15-mediated homeostatic proliferation of human CD28+ CD8 memory T cells throughout the adult age span. (PMID: 19797296) Nguyen H. … Weng N.P. (J. Leukoc. Biol. 2010) 3 23
  3. Elevated interleukin-21 correlated to Th17 and Th1 cells in patients with immune thrombocytopenia. (PMID: 19997967) Zhu X. … Hou M. (J. Clin. Immunol. 2010) 3 23
  4. IL-21 regulates Th17 cells in rheumatoid arthritis. (PMID: 20079789) Niu X. … Chen G. (Hum. Immunol. 2010) 3 23
  5. [The detection of anti-nuclear antibody and IL-21 in patients infected with hepatitis C virus]. (PMID: 20423656) Zou M. … Liu S.W. (Xi Bao Yu Fen Zi Mian Yi Xue Za Zhi 2010) 3 23

Products for IL21 Gene

Sources for IL21 Gene

Back to Top

Content