IL17A

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IL17A
Available structures
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Identifiers
Aliases IL17A, CTLA8, IL-17, IL-17A, IL17, CTLA-8, interleukin 17A
External IDs MGI: 107364 HomoloGene: 1651 GeneCards: 3605
RNA expression pattern
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Orthologs
Species Human Mouse
Entrez
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UniProt
RefSeq (mRNA)

NM_002190

NM_010552

RefSeq (protein)

NP_002181.1

NP_034682.1

Location (UCSC) Chr 6: 52.19 – 52.19 Mb Chr 1: 20.73 – 20.73 Mb
PubMed search [1] [2]
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Interleukin-17A is a protein that in humans is encoded by the IL17A gene.[1][2]

The protein encoded by this gene is a proinflammatory cytokine produced by activated T cells. This cytokine regulates the activities of NF-kappaB and mitogen-activated protein kinases. This cytokine can stimulate the expression of IL6 and cyclooxygenase-2 (PTGS2/COX-2), as well as enhance the production of nitric oxide (NO). High levels of this cytokine are associated with several chronic inflammatory diseases including rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis and multiple sclerosis.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Rouvier E, Luciani MF, Mattei MG, Denizot F, Golstein P (Jul 1993). "CTLA-8, cloned from an activated T cell, bearing AU-rich messenger RNA instability sequences, and homologous to a herpesvirus saimiri gene". J Immunol 150 (12): 5445–56. PMID 8390535. 
  2. ^ a b "Entrez Gene: IL17A interleukin 17A". 

Further reading[edit]

This article incorporates text from the United States National Library of Medicine, which is in the public domain.