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Aliases for IL24 Gene

Aliases for IL24 Gene

  • Interleukin 24 2 3 5
  • Suppression Of Tumorigenicity 16 (Melanoma Differentiation) 2 3
  • Melanoma Differentiation-Associated Gene 7 Protein 3 4
  • IL-4-Induced Secreted Protein 2 3
  • ST16 3 4
  • MDA7 3 4
  • Melanoma Differentiation Association Protein 7 2
  • Suppression Of Tumorigenicity 16 Protein 4
  • Melanocyte-Associated Mda-7 3
  • Interleukin-24 3
  • IL10B 3
  • IL-24 4
  • MDA-7 4
  • C49A 3
  • FISP 3
  • MOB5 3

External Ids for IL24 Gene

Previous HGNC Symbols for IL24 Gene

  • ST16

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for IL24 Gene

  • GC01P205730
  • GC01P202781
  • GC01P203714
  • GC01P204154
  • GC01P203459
  • GC01P205137
  • GC01P207070
  • GC01P177769

Summaries for IL24 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for IL24 Gene

  • This gene encodes a member of the IL10 family of cytokines. It was identified as a gene induced during terminal differentiation in melanoma cells. The protein encoded by this gene can induce apoptosis selectively in various cancer cells. Overexpression of this gene leads to elevated expression of several GADD family genes, which correlates with the induction of apoptosis. The phosphorylation of mitogen-activated protein kinase 14 (MAPK7/P38), and heat shock 27kDa protein 1 (HSPB2/HSP27) are found to be induced by this gene in melanoma cells, but not in normal immortal melanocytes. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding distinct isoforms have been reported. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]

GeneCards Summary for IL24 Gene

IL24 (Interleukin 24) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with IL24 include Melanoma and Petrous Apex Meningioma. Among its related pathways are PEDF Induced Signaling and Cytokine Signaling in Immune system. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include cytokine activity. An important paralog of this gene is IL20.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for IL24 Gene

  • Has antiproliferative properties on melanoma cells and may contribute to terminal cell differentiation.

Gene Wiki entry for IL24 Gene

Additional gene information for IL24 Gene

No data available for CIViC summary , Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for IL24 Gene

Genomics for IL24 Gene

GeneHancer (GH) Regulatory Elements for IL24 Gene

Promoters and enhancers for IL24 Gene
GeneHancer (GH) Identifier GH Type GH
GH Sources Gene Association Score Total Score TSS distance (kb) Number of Genes Away Size (kb) Transcription Factor
Binding Sites
Gene Targets
GH01I206889 Promoter/Enhancer 2.1 EPDnew FANTOM5 Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 552.7 -2.8 -2776 10.3 PKNOX1 ATF1 NEUROD1 SIN3A FEZF1 BRCA1 ELK1 ZNF207 FOS ATF7 IL24 ENSG00000271680 RASSF5 CD55 MAPKAPK2 DYRK3 LOC105372879 IL20
GH01I206768 Promoter/Enhancer 2 EPDnew FANTOM5 Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 10.1 -126.2 -126174 4.6 HDGF HDAC1 PKNOX1 SMAD1 ZBTB40 BATF KLF5 IRF4 ZNF143 ATF7 IL10 ENSG00000284486 IL19 MAPKAPK2 IL24 IL20 C4BPB RASSF5
GH01I206966 Promoter/Enhancer 1.7 EPDnew Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 10.4 +73.8 73760 7.9 HDAC1 BATF IRF4 RAD21 YY1 ETV6 ATF7 IKZF2 RUNX3 SMARCA5 FCAMR PIGR FCMR IL20 IL24 IL10 IL19 MAPKAPK2 ENSG00000271680 C1orf116
GH01I207004 Enhancer 1.4 Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 10.7 +110.7 110706 7.1 HDGF PKNOX1 ARNT ARID4B SIN3A ZNF2 IRF4 ZNF766 ZNF143 DEK PIGR FCMR FCAMR IL24 IL20 PFKFB2 MAPKAPK2 IL19 C4BPB TRP-TGG5-1
GH01I206722 Enhancer 1.4 FANTOM5 Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 10.3 -173.4 -173410 2.2 SIN3A MZF1 BRCA1 RAD21 RFX5 YY1 RCOR1 FOS DEK EGR2 MAPKAPK2 IL19 IL10 FCMR PIGR IL24 IL20 DYRK3 RASSF5 GC01P206699
- Elite GeneHancer and/or Elite GeneHancer-gene association Download GeneHancer data dump

GeneHancers around IL24 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Top Transcription factor binding sites by QIAGEN in the IL24 gene promoter:

Genomic Locations for IL24 Gene

Genomic Locations for IL24 Gene
7,042 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for IL24 Gene

Genes around IL24 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
IL24 Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for IL24 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for IL24 Gene

Proteins for IL24 Gene

  • Protein details for IL24 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • Q2YHE5
    • Q53XZ7
    • Q5YLN8
    • Q96DB0
    • Q96KG4

    Protein attributes for IL24 Gene

    206 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    23825 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    No Data Available

    Alternative splice isoforms for IL24 Gene


neXtProt entry for IL24 Gene

Post-translational modifications for IL24 Gene

  • Ubiquitination at Lys-122 promotes proteasomal degradation.
  • Ubiquitination at isoforms=2122
  • Glycosylation at posLast=8585, posLast=9999, and isoforms=2126

Antibody Products

  • Abcam antibodies for IL24
  • Santa Cruz Biotechnology (SCBT) Antibodies for IL24

Protein Products

  • Abcam proteins for IL24

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for IL24 Gene

Domains & Families for IL24 Gene

Gene Families for IL24 Gene

Human Protein Atlas (HPA):
  • Cancer-related genes
  • Predicted intracellular proteins
  • Predicted secreted proteins

Protein Domains for IL24 Gene

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for IL24 Gene

GenScript: Design optimal peptide antigens:

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Belongs to the IL-10 family.
  • Belongs to the IL-10 family.
genes like me logo Genes that share domains with IL24: view

Function for IL24 Gene

Molecular function for IL24 Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Has antiproliferative properties on melanoma cells and may contribute to terminal cell differentiation.

Phenotypes From GWAS Catalog for IL24 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for IL24 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005125 cytokine activity IEA --
GO:0005515 protein binding IPI 25640309
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with IL24: view
genes like me logo Genes that share phenotypes with IL24: view

Animal Models for IL24 Gene

MGI Knock Outs for IL24:

Animal Model Products

CRISPR Products

miRNA for IL24 Gene

miRTarBase miRNAs that target IL24

Inhibitory RNA Products

Clone Products

No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Human Phenotype Ontology , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for IL24 Gene

Localization for IL24 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for IL24 Gene


Subcellular locations from

Extracellular space Cytosol Plasma membrane Cytoskeleton Lysosome Endosome Peroxisome ER Golgi Apparatus Nucleus Mitochondrion 0 1 2 3 4 5 Confidence
COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for IL24 gene
Compartment Confidence
extracellular 5
mitochondrion 3
nucleus 3
cytosol 3
endoplasmic reticulum 2
plasma membrane 1
cytoskeleton 1
peroxisome 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for IL24 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005576 extracellular region TAS --
GO:0005615 extracellular space IEA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with IL24: view

No data available for Subcellular locations from the Human Protein Atlas (HPA) for IL24 Gene

Pathways & Interactions for IL24 Gene

genes like me logo Genes that share pathways with IL24: view

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for IL24 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0006915 apoptotic process TAS,IEA --
GO:0008284 positive regulation of cell proliferation IEA --
GO:0008285 negative regulation of cell proliferation IEA --
GO:0010469 regulation of receptor activity IEA --
GO:0030336 negative regulation of cell migration IEA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with IL24: view

No data available for SIGNOR curated interactions for IL24 Gene

Drugs & Compounds for IL24 Gene

(3) Drugs for IL24 Gene - From: DGIdb and Novoseek

Name Status Disease Links Group Role Mechanism of Action Clinical Trials
INGN 242 Pharma 0

(3) Additional Compounds for IL24 Gene - From: Novoseek

Name Synonyms Role CAS Number PubChem IDs PubMed IDs
genes like me logo Genes that share compounds with IL24: view

Transcripts for IL24 Gene

Unigene Clusters for IL24 Gene

Interleukin 24:
Representative Sequences:

CRISPR Products

Inhibitory RNA Products

Clone Products

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for IL24 Gene

ExUns: 1a · 1b · 1c ^ 2a · 2b ^ 3 ^ 4 ^ 5a · 5b ^ 6 ^ 7a · 7b · 7c
SP2: - - -
SP3: - - -

Relevant External Links for IL24 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for IL24 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues from GTEx, Illumina, BioGPS, and CGAP SAGE for IL24 Gene

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for IL24 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Spleen (x11.8), Whole Blood (x10.0), and Small Intestine - Terminal Ileum (x6.0).

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for IL24 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Platelet (62.6) and Islet of Langerhans (6.4).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, and MOPED for IL24 Gene

Protein tissue co-expression partners for IL24 Gene

- Elite partner

NURSA nuclear receptor signaling pathways regulating expression of IL24 Gene:


SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for IL24 Gene:


mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for IL24 Gene:

Tissue specificity: Up-regulated in melanoma cells induced to terminally differentiate.

Evidence on tissue expression from TISSUES for IL24 Gene

  • Lung(4.4)
  • Intestine(2)
genes like me logo Genes that share expression patterns with IL24: view

No data available for mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery and Phenotype-based relationships between genes and organs from Gene ORGANizer for IL24 Gene

Orthologs for IL24 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of chordates.

Orthologs for IL24 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia IL24 33 34
  • 99.52 (n)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Il24 33
  • 79.24 (n)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia IL24 33 34
  • 78.01 (n)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Il24 33 16 34
  • 75.87 (n)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia IL24 34
  • 63 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia IL24 34
  • 46 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia IL24 34
  • 33 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia IL24 34
  • 31 (a)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii il19l 34
  • 26 (a)
Species where no ortholog for IL24 was found in the sources mined by GeneCards:
  • 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)
  • chicken (Gallus gallus)
  • 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)

Evolution for IL24 Gene

Gene Tree for IL24 (if available)
Gene Tree for IL24 (if available)

Paralogs for IL24 Gene

Paralogs for IL24 Gene

(1) SIMAP similar genes for IL24 Gene using alignment to 3 proteins:

genes like me logo Genes that share paralogs with IL24: view

Variants for IL24 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for IL24 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 01 pos Variation AA Info Type
rs1001396694 -- 206,903,397(+) C/G 3_prime_UTR_variant
rs1001519273 -- 206,897,369(+) C/T upstream_transcript_variant
rs1001855060 -- 206,904,222(+) A/G downstream_transcript_variant
rs1002522050 -- 206,895,919(+) G/A/C upstream_transcript_variant
rs1002574457 -- 206,895,628(+) C/T upstream_transcript_variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for IL24 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv549071 CNV loss 21841781
nsv468049 CNV loss 19166990
nsv1010486 CNV gain 25217958

Variation tolerance for IL24 Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 51.1% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 8.81; 86.83% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Additional Variant Information for IL24 Gene

SNPedia medical, phenotypic, and genealogical associations of SNPs for

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for IL24 Gene

Disorders for IL24 Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

(10) MalaCards diseases for IL24 Gene - From: DISEASES, Novoseek, and GeneCards

Disorder Aliases PubMed IDs
  • malignant melanoma
petrous apex meningioma
  • meningioma of the petrous ridge
subclavian steal syndrome
  • subclavian artery stenosis
pancreatic cancer
  • pancreatic carcinoma
lung cancer
  • lung cancer, susceptibility to
- elite association - COSMIC cancer census association via MalaCards
Search IL24 in MalaCards View complete list of genes associated with diseases

Additional Disease Information for IL24

Genetic Association Database
Human Genome Epidemiology Navigator
ATLAS of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology
genes like me logo Genes that share disorders with IL24: view

No data available for UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Genatlas for IL24 Gene

Publications for IL24 Gene

  1. Subtraction hybridization identifies a novel melanoma differentiation associated gene, mda-7, modulated during human melanoma differentiation, growth and progression. (PMID: 8545104) Jiang H … Fisher PB (Oncogene 1995) 2 3 4 22 58
  2. Polymorphisms in the interleukin-10 gene cluster are possibly involved in the increased risk for major depressive disorder. (PMID: 19087313) Traks T … Kõks S (BMC medical genetics 2008) 3 22 44 58
  3. Association analysis of IL19, IL20 and IL24 genes in palmoplantar pustulosis. (PMID: 17263806) Kingo K … Silm H (The British journal of dermatology 2007) 3 22 44 58
  4. Alternative splicing of IL-24 in melanocytes by deletion of exons 3 and 5. (PMID: 16313301) Allen M … Lucas T (International journal of immunogenetics 2005) 3 4 22 58
  5. Loss of novel mda-7 splice variant (mda-7s) expression is associated with metastatic melanoma. (PMID: 15304100) Allen M … Lucas T (The Journal of investigative dermatology 2004) 3 4 22 58

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