Protein Name interleukin 4
Organism Mus musculus
Gene ID 16189
Gene Symbol


UniProt P07750 (IL4_MOUSE)
Relationships Total Number of functionally related compound(s) : 1488
Total Number of Articles : 2449

interleukin 4

Gene Summary

Enables cytokine activity. Involved in several processes, including innate immune response in mucosa; negative regulation of white fat cell proliferation; and regulation of gene expression. Acts upstream of or within several processes, including T-helper cell differentiation; positive regulation of macromolecule metabolic process; and regulation of leukocyte activation. Located in external side of plasma membrane and extracellular space. Is expressed in several structures, including brain; colon; hemolymphoid system; liver; and placenta. Used to study Sjogren's syndrome; atopic dermatitis; and type 1 diabetes mellitus. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in several diseases, including asthma (multiple); autoimmune disease (multiple); hepatitis B; hepatitis C; and pancreatic cancer (multiple). Orthologous to human IL4 (interleukin 4). [provided by Alliance of Genome Resources, Apr 2022]

  • interleukin-4
  • B-cell IgG differentiation factor
  • B-cell growth factor 1
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