Aliases for IFNA2 Gene
External Ids for IFNA2 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for IFNA2 Gene
This gene is a member of the alpha interferon gene cluster on chromosome 9. The encoded protein is a cytokine produced in response to viral infection. Use of the recombinant form of this protein has been shown to be effective in reducing the symptoms and duration of the common cold. [provided by RefSeq, Jun 2011]
GeneCards Summary for IFNA2 Gene
IFNA2 (Interferon Alpha 2) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with IFNA2 include Hepatitis C and Peyronie's Disease. Among its related pathways are all-trans-Retinoic Acid Mediated Apoptosis and Tuberculosis. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include cytokine activity and type I interferon receptor binding. An important paralog of this gene is IFNA6.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for IFNA2 Gene
Produced by macrophages, IFN-alpha have antiviral activities.