Gene: IL13 (interleukin 13) Homo sapiens
Symbol: IL13
Name: interleukin 13
Description: This gene encodes an immunoregulatory cytokine produced primarily by activated Th2 cells. This cytokine is involved in several stages of B-cell maturation and differentiation. It up-regulates CD23 and MHC class II expression, and promotes IgE isotype switching of B cells. This cytokine down-regulates macrophage activity, thereby inhibits the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines and chemokines. This cytokine is found to be critical to the pathogenesis of allergen-induced asthma but operates through mechanisms independent of IgE and eosinophils. This gene, IL3, IL5, IL4, and CSF2 form a cytokine gene cluster on chromosome 5q, with this gene particularly close to IL4. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
Type: protein-coding
RefSeq Status: REVIEWED
Also known as: allergic rhinitis; ALRH; BHR1; Bronchial hyperresponsiveness-1 (bronchial asthma); IL-13; interleukin-13; MGC116786; MGC116788; MGC116789; P600
Mus musculus (house mouse) : Il13 (interleukin 13)  MGI  Alliance
Rattus norvegicus (Norway rat) : Il13 (interleukin 13)  Alliance
Chinchilla lanigera (long-tailed chinchilla) : Il13 (interleukin 13)
Pan paniscus (bonobo/pygmy chimpanzee) : IL13 (interleukin 13)
Canis lupus familiaris (dog) : IL13 (interleukin 13)
Ictidomys tridecemlineatus (thirteen-lined ground squirrel) : Il13 (interleukin 13)
Sus scrofa (pig) : IL13 (interleukin 13)
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Allele / Splice: See ClinVar data
Latest Assembly: GRCh38 - Human Genome Assembly GRCh38
Human AssemblyChrPosition (strand)SourceGenome Browsers
GRCh385132,656,524 - 132,661,109 (+)NCBIGRCh38GRCh38hg38GRCh38
GRCh375131,993,865 - 131,996,801 (+)NCBIGRCh37GRCh37hg19GRCh37
Build 365132,021,764 - 132,024,700 (+)NCBINCBI36hg18NCBI36
Build 345132,021,763 - 132,024,700NCBI
Celera5128,123,995 - 128,126,931 (+)NCBI
Cytogenetic Map5q31.1NCBI
HuRef5127,186,169 - 127,189,105 (+)NCBIHuRef
CHM1_15131,427,162 - 131,430,098 (+)NCBICHM1_1
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Additional Information

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More on IL13
Alliance Gene
Ensembl Gene
JBrowse: hg19 hg38
HGNC Report
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RGD Object Information
RGD ID: 69008
Created: 2001-11-06
Species: Homo sapiens
Last Modified: 2019-06-04
Status: ACTIVE


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