Aliases for CSF2 Gene
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Previous GeneCards Identifiers for CSF2 Gene
The protein encoded by this gene is a cytokine that controls the production, differentiation, and function of granulocytes and macrophages. The active form of the protein is found extracellularly as a homodimer. This gene has been localized to a cluster of related genes at chromosome region 5q31, which is known to be associated with interstitial deletions in the 5q- syndrome and acute myelogenous leukemia. Other genes in the cluster include those encoding interleukins 4, 5, and 13. This gene plays a role in promoting tissue inflammation. Elevated levels of cytokines, including the one produced by this gene, have been detected in SARS-CoV-2 infected patients that develop acute respiratory distress syndrome. Mice deficient in this gene or its receptor develop pulmonary alveolar proteinosis. [provided by RefSeq, Aug 2020]
GeneCards Summary for CSF2 Gene
CSF2 (Colony Stimulating Factor 2) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with CSF2 include Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis and Mucositis. Among its related pathways are RET signaling and Rheumatoid arthritis. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include cytokine activity and granulocyte macrophage colony-stimulating factor receptor binding.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for CSF2 Gene
Cytokine that stimulates the growth and differentiation of hematopoietic precursor cells from various lineages, including granulocytes, macrophages, eosinophils and erythrocytes.