Aliases for IL11 Gene
External Ids for IL11 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for IL11 Gene
The protein encoded by this gene is a member of the gp130 family of cytokines. These cytokines drive the assembly of multisubunit receptor complexes, all of which contain at least one molecule of the transmembrane signaling receptor IL6ST (gp130). This cytokine is shown to stimulate the T-cell-dependent development of immunoglobulin-producing B cells. It is also found to support the proliferation of hematopoietic stem cells and megakaryocyte progenitor cells. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding distinct isoforms have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Jun 2012]
GeneCards Summary for IL11 Gene
IL11 (Interleukin 11) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with IL11 include Hemorrhagic Cystitis and Plasmacytoma. Among its related pathways are Interleukin-11 Signaling Pathway and PEDF Induced Signaling. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include cytokine activity and interleukin-11 receptor binding.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for IL11 Gene
Cytokine that stimulates the proliferation of hematopoietic stem cells and megakaryocyte progenitor cells and induces megakaryocyte maturation resulting in increased platelet production (PubMed:2145578). Also promotes the proliferation of hepatocytes in response to liver damage. Binding to its receptor formed by IL6ST and either IL11RA1 or IL11RA2 activates a signaling cascade that promotes cell proliferation (PubMed:12919066). Signaling leads to the activation of intracellular protein kinases and the phosphorylation of STAT3.