The protein encoded by this gene is a proinflammatory cytokine. This cytokine can induce the IFN-gamma production of T cells. The combination of this cytokine and IL12 has been shown to inhibit IL4 dependent IgE and IgG1 production, and enhance IgG2a production of B cells. IL-18 binding protein can specifically interact with this cytokine, and thus negatively regulate its biological activity.
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Protein Aliases: Iboctadekin; IFN-gamma-inducing factor; IGIF; IL-1 gamma; IL-18; IL-1g; IL18; IL1F4; Interferon gamma-inducing factor; interferon-gamma-inducing factor; interleukin 18; interleukin 18 (interferon-gamma-inducing factor); Interleukin-1 gamma; Interleukin-18; MGC12320
Gene Aliases: IGIF; IL-18; IL-1g; IL18; IL1F4
UniProt ID: (Human) Q14116
Entrez Gene ID: (Human) 3606