Protein Name interferon gamma
Organism Mus musculus
Gene ID 15978
Gene Symbol


UniProt P01580 (IFNG_MOUSE)
Relationships Total Number of functionally related compound(s) : 2936
Total Number of Articles : 5929

interferon gamma

Gene Summary

This gene encodes a soluble cytokine that is a member of the type II interferon class. The encoded protein is secreted by cells of both the innate and adaptive immune systems. The active protein is a homodimer that binds to the interferon gamma receptor which triggers a cellular response to viral and microbial infections. Mice deficient in this gene have increased susceptibility to viral, bacterial and parasitic infections and to several autoimmune diseases. [provided by RefSeq, Dec 2015]

  • interferon gamma
  • IFN-gamma
  • gamma interferon
Click to show/hide the synonyms