2016 Social Bookmarking by secutor.info - interleukin 1, alpha http://2016.secutor.info/story.php?title=interleukin-1-alpha The protein encoded by this gene is a member of the interleukin 1 cytokine family. This cytokine is a pleiotropic cytokine involved in various immune responses, inflammatory processes, and hematopoiesis. This cytokine is produced by monocytes and macrophages as a proprotein, which is proteolytically processed and released in response to cell injury, and thus induces apoptosis. This gene and eight other interleukin 1 family genes form a cytokine gene cluster on chromosome 2. It has been suggested that the polymorphism of these genes is associated with rheumatoid arthritis and Alzheimer's diseas Read Moree. Tue, 10 Sep 2019 02:37:01 UTC en