IL-2

Ligand id: 4985

Name: IL-2

Species: Human

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Classification
Compound class Endogenous peptide in human, mouse or rat
Ligand families/groups Interleukins
Approved drug? Yes (FDA (1992))
Gene/Precursor
Gene symbol Gene name Species Precursor protein name Synonyms
IL2 interleukin 2 Human prepro-interleukin-2 IL-2, T cell growth factor, TCGF
Synonyms
aldesleukin | interleukin-2 | Proleukin®
Database Links
Ensembl Gene ENSG00000109471 (Hs)
GtoPdb PubChem SID 178101682
Human Protein Atlas ENSG00000109471 (Hs)
UniProtKB P60568 (Hs)
Wikipedia Interleukin_2
Comments
IL-2 and IL-15 are cytokines that share common biological effects, but also exhibit distinct, and sometimes competing, functions [4]. Recombinant IL-2 is used clinically with the generic name aldesleukin.