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Interleukin 9

interleukin 9
Symbol IL9
Entrez 3578
HUGO 6029
OMIM 146931
RefSeq NM_000590
UniProt P15248
Other data
Locus Chr. 5 q31-q35

Interleukin 9 (IL-9) is a cytokine produced by T-cells and specifically by CD4+ helper cells. IL-9 elicits many functions on lymphoid cells and mast cell lineages. The gene encoding this cytokine has been thought to have a role in asthma. Genetic studies on a mouse model of asthma demonstrated that this cytokine is a determining factor in the pathogenesis of bronchial hyperresponsiveness.

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