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Interleukins and interleukin receptors

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Approved Symbol Approved Name Previous Symbols Synonyms Chromosome
CXCL8 C-X-C motif chemokine ligand 8 IL8 SCYB8, LUCT, LECT, MDNCF, TSG-1, IL-8, NAP-1, 3-10C, MONAP, AMCF-I, LYNAP, NAF, b-ENAP, GCP-1, K60, GCP1, NAP1 4q13.3
CXCR1 C-X-C motif chemokine receptor 1 CMKAR1, IL8RA CKR-1, CDw128a, CD181 2q35
CXCR2 C-X-C motif chemokine receptor 2 IL8RB CMKAR2, CD182 2q35
IL1A interleukin 1 alpha IL1 IL1F1, IL-1A, IL1-ALPHA 2q14.1
IL1B interleukin 1 beta IL1F2, IL-1B, IL1-BETA 2q14.1
IL1F10 interleukin 1 family member 10 FKSG75, IL-1HY2, IL-1F10, IL1-theta, MGC11983, MGC119832, MGC119833 2q14.1
IL1R1 interleukin 1 receptor type 1 IL1R, IL1RA D2S1473, CD121A 2q11.2-q12.1
IL1R2 interleukin 1 receptor type 2 IL1RB CD121b 2q11.2
IL1RAP interleukin 1 receptor accessory protein IL-1RAcP, IL1R3, C3orf13 3q28
IL1RAPL1 interleukin 1 receptor accessory protein like 1 IL1RAPL, MRX34, MRX21, MRX10 OPHN4, TIGIRR-2, IL1R8 Xp21.3-p21.2
IL1RAPL2 interleukin 1 receptor accessory protein like 2 IL-1R9, TIGIRR-1, IL1RAPL-2, IL1R9 Xq22.3
IL1RL1 interleukin 1 receptor like 1 ST2, FIT-1, ST2L, ST2V, DER4, T1, IL33R 2q12.1
IL1RL2 interleukin 1 receptor like 2 IL1R-rp2, IL1RRP2 2q12.1
IL1RN interleukin 1 receptor antagonist IL1RA, ICIL-1RA, IL1F3, IRAP, IL-1RN, MGC10430 2q14.1
IL2 interleukin 2 IL-2, TCGF 4q27
IL2RA interleukin 2 receptor subunit alpha IL2R, IDDM10 CD25 10p15.1
IL2RB interleukin 2 receptor subunit beta IL15RB CD122 22q12.3
IL2RG interleukin 2 receptor subunit gamma SCIDX1, IMD4, CIDX CD132 Xq13.1
IL3 interleukin 3 IL-3, MULTI-CSF, MCGF, MGC79398, MGC79399 5q31.1
IL3RA interleukin 3 receptor subunit alpha CD123 Xp22.3 and Yp13.3
IL4 interleukin 4 BSF1, IL-4, BCGF1, BCGF-1, MGC79402 5q31.1
IL4R interleukin 4 receptor CD124 16p12.1
IL5 interleukin 5 IL-5, EDF, TRF 5q31.1
IL5RA interleukin 5 receptor subunit alpha IL5R CDw125, CD125 3p26.2
IL6 interleukin 6 IFNB2 IL-6, BSF2, HGF, HSF 7p15.3
IL6R interleukin 6 receptor CD126 1q21.3
IL6RP1 interleukin 6 receptor pseudogene 1 IL6RL1 9q22.2
IL6ST interleukin 6 signal transducer GP130, CD130 5q11.2
IL6STP1 interleukin 6 signal transducer pseudogene 1 IL6STP 17p12
IL7 interleukin 7 IL-7 8q21.13
IL7R interleukin 7 receptor CD127 5p13.2
IL9 interleukin 9 IL-9, HP40, P40 5q31.1
IL9R interleukin 9 receptor CD129 Xq28 and Yq12
IL9RP1 interleukin 9 receptor pseudogene 1 9q34
IL9RP2 interleukin 9 receptor pseudogene 2 10p15.3
IL9RP3 interleukin 9 receptor pseudogene 3 16p13.3
IL9RP4 interleukin 9 receptor pseudogene 4 18p11.32
IL10 interleukin 10 CSIF, TGIF, IL10A, IL-10 1q32.1
IL10RA interleukin 10 receptor subunit alpha IL10R HIL-10R, CDW210A, CD210a, CD210 11q23.3
IL10RB interleukin 10 receptor subunit beta CRFB4, D21S58, D21S66 CRF2-4, CDW210B, IL-10R2 21q22.11
IL11 interleukin 11 IL-11, AGIF 19q13.42
IL11RA interleukin 11 receptor subunit alpha 9p13.3
IL12A interleukin 12A NKSF1 CLMF, IL-12A, p35, NFSK 3q25.33
IL12B interleukin 12B NKSF2 CLMF, IL-12B, NKSF, CLMF2 5q33.3
IL12RB1 interleukin 12 receptor subunit beta 1 IL12RB CD212 19p13.11
IL12RB2 interleukin 12 receptor subunit beta 2 1p31.3
IL13 interleukin 13 P600, IL-13, ALRH, BHR1, MGC116786, MGC116788, MGC116789 5q31.1
IL13RA1 interleukin 13 receptor subunit alpha 1 IL-13Ra, NR4, CD213a1 Xq24
IL13RA2 interleukin 13 receptor subunit alpha 2 IL-13R, IL13BP, CD213a2, CT19 Xq23
IL15 interleukin 15 IL-15, MGC9721 4q31.21
IL15RA interleukin 15 receptor subunit alpha CD215, IL-15RA 10p15.1
IL16 interleukin 16 LCF, IL-16, prIL-16, HsT19289, FLJ42735, FLJ16806 15q25.1
IL17A interleukin 17A CTLA8, IL17 IL-17A, IL-17 6p12.2
IL17B interleukin 17B IL-17B, ZCYTO7, IL-20, MGC138900, MGC138901, NIRF 5q32
IL17C interleukin 17C IL-17C, CX2, IL-21, MGC126884, MGC138401 16q24.2
IL17D interleukin 17D IL-22, IL-27, IL-17D, IL27, FLJ30846 13q12.11
IL17F interleukin 17F IL-17F, ML-1, ML1 6p12.2
IL17RA interleukin 17 receptor A IL17R hIL-17R, IL-17RA, CDw217, CD217 22q11.1
IL17RB interleukin 17 receptor B IL17BR IL17RH1, EVI27, CRL4 3p21.1
IL17RC interleukin 17 receptor C IL17-RL 3p25.3
IL17RD interleukin 17 receptor D SEF, IL17RLM, FLJ35755, IL-17RD 3p14.3
IL17RE interleukin 17 receptor E FLJ23658 3p25.3
IL18 interleukin 18 IGIF, IL1F4, IL-1g, IL-18 11q23.1
IL18BP interleukin 18 binding protein IL18BPa 11q13.4
IL18R1 interleukin 18 receptor 1 IL1RRP, IL-1Rrp, CD218a 2q12.1
IL18RAP interleukin 18 receptor accessory protein AcPL, CD218b 2q12.1
IL19 interleukin 19 IL-19, MDA1, ZMDA1, IL-10C, NG.1 1q32.1
IL20 interleukin 20 ZCYTO10, IL10D, IL-20 1q32.1
IL20RA interleukin 20 receptor subunit alpha ZCYTOR7, IL-20R1 6q23.3
IL20RB interleukin 20 receptor subunit beta FNDC6 DIRS1, IL-20R2, MGC34923 3q22.3
IL21 interleukin 21 Za11, IL-21 4q27
IL21R interleukin 21 receptor CD360 16p12.1
IL22 interleukin 22 ILTIF, IL-21, zcyto18, IL-TIF, IL-D110, TIFa, TIFIL-23, IL-22, MGC79382, MGC79384 12q15
IL22RA1 interleukin 22 receptor subunit alpha 1 IL22R CRF2-9 1p36.11
IL22RA2 interleukin 22 receptor subunit alpha 2 CRF2-S1, IL-22BP 6q23.3
IL23A interleukin 23 subunit alpha SGRF, IL23P19, IL-23, IL-23A, P19 12q13.3
IL24 interleukin 24 ST16 mda-7, IL10B, Mob-5, C49A, FISP, IL-24 1q32.1
IL25 interleukin 25 IL17E IL-25, IL-17E 14q11.2
IL26 interleukin 26 AK155, IL-26 12q15
IL27 interleukin 27 IL30 IL-27, p28, IL27p28, IL-27A, IL27A, MGC71873 16p12.1-p11.2
IL27RA interleukin 27 receptor subunit alpha WSX-1, TCCR, CRL1, WSX1, zcytor1, IL-27R 19p13.12
IL31 interleukin 31 IL-31 12q24.31
IL31RA interleukin 31 receptor A CRL3, GLM-R, CRL, Glmr, IL-31RA 5q11.2
IL32 interleukin 32 NK4, TAIF, TAIFb, TAIFd 16p13.3
IL33 interleukin 33 C9orf26 DVS27, DKFZp586H0523, NF-HEV, IL1F11 9p24.1
IL34 interleukin 34 C16orf77 MGC34647, IL-34 16q22.1
IL36A interleukin 36 alpha IL1F6 FIL1, FIL1E, IL-1F6, IL1(EPSILON), MGC129553, MGC129552 2q14.1
IL36B interleukin 36 beta IL1F8 FIL1, IL-1H2, IL-1F8, FILI-(ETA), IL1-ETA, IL1H2, MGC126880, MGC126882 2q14.1
IL36G interleukin 36 gamma IL1F9 IL-1H1, IL-1RP2, IL-1F9, IL1H1, IL1E 2q14.1
IL36RN interleukin 36 receptor antagonist IL1F5 FIL1, FIL1(DELTA), FIL1D, IL1HY1, IL1RP3, IL1L1, IL-1F5, IL36RA, MGC29840 2q14.1
IL37 interleukin 37 IL1F7 FIL1, FIL1Z, FIL1(ZETA), IL-1H4, IL-1RP1, IL-1F7 2q14.1

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