IL24

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IL24

A gene on chromosome 1q32 that encodes interleukin-24, a cytokine which may contribute to terminal cell differentiation. It has antiproliferative properties on melanoma cells. IL24 is also a popular, non-HUGO symbol for what is now designated IL17F, see there.
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(Austin, TX; 512-708-9310) and Columbia University (New York, NY) announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued, to Columbia University, United States Patent 6,355,622 entitled "Use of a melanoma differentiation associated gene (mda-7) for inducing apoptosis of a tumor cell" listing Columbia scientist Dr.
The patent covers the methods by which introduction of the mda-7 gene into cancer cells induces apoptosis, or programmed cell death, regardless of the vector used to deliver the gene.
"The Columbia patent covers important clinical applications of the mda-7 gene, a tumor suppressor gene that forms the genetic basis of Introgen's second product in clinical testing.