IL1A

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IL1A

A gene on chromosome 2q14 that encodes a protein belonging to the IL1 family of cytokines that is multifunctional and involved in various immune responses, inflammatory processes and haematopoiesis. It is produced by monocytes and macrophages as a proprotein, proteolytically processed, released in response to cell injury and induces apoptosis.

Molecular pathology
IL1 polymorphisms are associated with rheumatoid arthritis and Alzheimer's disease.
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