SOCS6

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SOCS6

A gene on chromosome 18q21.2 that encodes a protein belonging to the cytokine-induced STAT inhibitor (CIS)—i.e., suppressor of cytokine signalling (SOCS); STAT-induced STAT inhibitor (SSI)—protein family, which are cytokine-inducible (e.g., by CSF2/GM-CSF, erythropoeitin) negative regulators of cytokine signalling.

Molecular pathology
SOCS6 is highly expressed in chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) and erythroleukaemia.
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There are seven SOCS family proteins: SOCS-1, SOCS-2, SOCS-3, SOCS-4, SOCS-5, SOCS-6, and SOCS-7, each of which has a central SH2 domain, an amino-terminal domain of variable length and sequence, and a carboxy-terminal 40-amino-acid module known as the SOCS box (Tamiya et al.