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Gene: IFNA8 (interferon alpha 8) Homo sapiens
Symbol: IFNA8
Name: interferon alpha 8
Description: Predicted to have cytokine activity and type I interferon receptor binding activity. Predicted to be involved in several processes, including B cell activation; lymphocyte activation involved in immune response; and positive regulation of peptidyl-serine phosphorylation of STAT protein. Predicted to localize to the extracellular space; PARTICIPATES IN autoimmune thyroiditis pathway; autophagy pathway; hepatitis C pathway; INTERACTS WITH mercury atom; mercury(0); sorafenib.
Type: protein-coding
RefSeq Status: VALIDATED
Also known as: IFN-alpha-8; IFN-alphaB; interferon alpha type 201; interferon alpha-8; interferon alpha-B; interferon alpha-B'; interferon alpha-B2; interferon, alpha 8; leIF B
Mus musculus (house mouse) : Ifna4 (interferon alpha 4)  MGI  Alliance
Pan paniscus (bonobo/pygmy chimpanzee) : IFNA8 (interferon alpha 8)
Sus scrofa (pig) : IFN-ALPHA-15 (interferon-alpha-15)
Chlorocebus sabaeus (green monkey) : IFNA8 (interferon alpha 8)
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Allele / Splice: See ClinVar data
Latest Assembly: GRCh38 - Human Genome Assembly GRCh38
Human AssemblyChrPosition (strand)SourceGenome Browsers
GRCh38 Ensembl921,409,117 - 21,410,185 (+)Ensembl
GRCh38921,409,117 - 21,410,185 (+)NCBIGRCh38GRCh38hg38GRCh38
GRCh37921,409,146 - 21,410,184 (+)NCBIGRCh37GRCh37hg19GRCh37
Build 36921,399,146 - 21,400,184 (+)NCBINCBI36hg18NCBI36
Build 34921,399,132 - 21,400,174NCBI
Celera921,347,459 - 21,348,497 (+)NCBI
Cytogenetic Map9p21.3NCBI
HuRef921,372,546 - 21,373,584 (+)NCBIHuRef
CHM1_1921,408,963 - 21,409,997 (+)NCBICHM1_1
JBrowse: View Region in Genome Browser (JBrowse)

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Nomenclature History
More on IFNA8
Alliance Gene
Ensembl Gene
JBrowse: hg19 hg38
HGNC Report
NCBI Genome Data Viewer

RGD Object Information
RGD ID: 1345453
Created: 2005-03-08
Species: Homo sapiens
Last Modified: 2019-12-25
Status: ACTIVE


RGD is funded by grant HL64541 from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute on behalf of the NIH.