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Gene: Il2 (interleukin 2) Rattus norvegicus
Symbol: Il2
Name: interleukin 2
Description: Exhibits carbohydrate binding activity; glycosphingolipid binding activity; and signaling receptor binding activity. Involved in several processes, including positive regulation of T cell activation; protein kinase C-activating G protein-coupled receptor signaling pathway; and regulation of protein phosphorylation. Localizes to the extracellular space. Used to study cystitis. Biomarker of allergic rhinitis and tongue squamous cell carcinoma. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in several diseases, including auditory system disease (multiple); autoimmune hypersensitivity disease (multiple); carcinoma (multiple); dermatitis (multiple); and neurodegenerative disease (multiple). Orthologous to human IL2 (interleukin 2); PARTICIPATES IN interleukin-12 signaling pathway; interleukin-2 signaling pathway; interleukin-23 signaling pathway; INTERACTS WITH (+)-pilocarpine; (R)-lipoic acid; 1,2-dichloroethane.
Type: protein-coding
Also known as: IL-2; interleukin-2; T-cell growth factor; TCGF
Homo sapiens (human) : IL2 (interleukin 2)  HGNC  Alliance
Mus musculus (house mouse) : Il2 (interleukin 2)  MGI  Alliance
Chinchilla lanigera (long-tailed chinchilla) : Il2 (interleukin 2)
Pan paniscus (bonobo/pygmy chimpanzee) : IL2 (interleukin 2)
Canis lupus familiaris (dog) : IL2 (interleukin 2)
Ictidomys tridecemlineatus (thirteen-lined ground squirrel) : Il2 (interleukin 2)
Sus scrofa (pig) : IL2 (interleukin 2)
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Latest Assembly: Rnor_6.0 - RGSC Genome Assembly v6.0
Rat AssemblyChrPosition (strand)SourceGenome Browsers
Rnor_6.02123,847,150 - 123,851,854 (-)NCBIRnor6.0Rnor_6.0rn6Rnor6.0
Rnor_5.02143,460,866 - 143,465,570 (-)NCBIRnor5.0Rnor_5.0rn5Rnor5.0
RGSC_v3.42123,655,005 - 123,659,709 (-)NCBIRGSC3.4rn4RGSC3.4
RGSC_v3.12123,599,966 - 123,604,671 (-)NCBI
Celera2114,959,889 - 114,964,593 (-)NCBICelera
Cytogenetic Map2q25NCBI
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Disease Annotations
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Candidate Gene Status
Comparative Map Data
Position Markers
QTLs in Region (Rnor_6.0)
miRNA Target Status


Nucleotide Sequences
Protein Sequences

Strain Variation

Strain Sequence Variants (Rnor 5.0)

Additional Information

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Nomenclature History
RGD Curation Notes
More on Il2
Alliance Gene
Ensembl Gene
JBrowse: rn5 rn6
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RGD Object Information
RGD ID: 620047
Created: 2002-08-06
Species: Rattus norvegicus
Last Modified: 2019-04-23
Status: ACTIVE


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