IL1A(redirected from interleukin 1, alpha)
IL1AA 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.
IL1 polymorphisms are associated with rheumatoid arthritis and Alzheimer's disease.
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