Aliases for IL3 Gene
External Ids for IL3 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for IL3 Gene
The protein encoded by this gene is a potent growth promoting cytokine. This cytokine is capable of supporting the proliferation of a broad range of hematopoietic cell types. It is involved in a variety of cell activities such as cell growth, differentiation and apoptosis. This cytokine has been shown to also possess neurotrophic activity, and it may be associated with neurologic disorders. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for IL3 Gene
IL3 (Interleukin 3) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with IL3 include Primary Polycythemia and Congenital Hypoplastic Anemia. Among its related pathways are Signaling by GPCR and RET signaling. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include cytokine activity and interleukin-3 receptor binding.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for IL3 Gene
Granulocyte/macrophage colony-stimulating factors are cytokines that act in hematopoiesis by controlling the production, differentiation, and function of 2 related white cell populations of the blood, the granulocytes and the monocytes-macrophages.
This CSF induces granulocytes, macrophages, mast cells, stem cells, erythroid cells, eosinophils and megakaryocytes.