IRF5

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IRF5
Available structures
PDB Ortholog search: PDBe RCSB
Identifiers
Aliases IRF5, SLEB10, interferon regulatory factor 5
External IDs MGI: 1350924 HomoloGene: 8088 GeneCards: 3663
Genetically Related Diseases
Disease Name References
Rheumatoid Arthritis
RNA expression pattern
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More reference expression data
Orthologs
Species Human Mouse
Entrez
Ensembl
UniProt
RefSeq (mRNA)

NM_001098627
NM_001098629
NM_001098630
NM_001242452
NM_032643

NM_001252382
NM_012057
NM_001311083

RefSeq (protein)

NP_001239311.1
NP_036187.1

Location (UCSC) Chr 7: 128.94 – 128.95 Mb Chr 6: 29.53 – 29.54 Mb
PubMed search [2] [3]
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Interferon regulatory factor 5 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the IRF5 gene.[4]

Function[edit]

IRF5 is a member of the interferon regulatory factor (IRF) family, a group of transcription factors with diverse roles, including virus-mediated activation of interferon, and modulation of cell growth, differentiation, apoptosis, and immune system activity. Members of the IRF family are characterized by a conserved N-terminal DNA-binding domain containing tryptophan (W) repeats. Alternative splice variants encoding different isoforms exist.[4]

Clinical significance[edit]

IRF5 acts as a molecular switch that controls whether macrophages will promote or inhibit inflammation. Blocking the production of IRF5 in macrophages may help treat a wide range of autoimmune diseases, and that boosting IRF5 levels might help treat people whose immune systems are weak, compromised, or damaged. IRF5 seems to work "either by interacting with DNA directly, or by interacting with other proteins that themselves control which genes are switched on."[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "chibi.ubc.ca/Gemma/phenotypes.html?phenotypeUrlId=DOID_7148&geneId=79491". 
  2. ^ "Human PubMed Reference:". 
  3. ^ "Mouse PubMed Reference:". 
  4. ^ a b "Entrez Gene: IRF5 interferon regulatory factor 5". 
  5. ^ Krausgruber T, Blazek K, Smallie T, Alzabin S, Lockstone H, Sahgal N, Hussell T, Feldmann M, Udalova IA (January 2011). "IRF5 promotes inflammatory macrophage polarization and T(H)1-T(H)17 responses". Nat Immunol. 12 (3): 231–238. doi:10.1038/ni.1990. PMID 21240265. Lay summaryMedScape. 

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