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What is the official name of the IL2RA gene?
The official name of this gene is “interleukin 2 receptor subunit alpha.”
IL2RA is the gene's official symbol. The IL2RA gene is also known by other names, listed below.
Read more about gene names and symbols on the About page.
What is the normal function of the IL2RA gene?
How are changes in the IL2RA gene related to health conditions?
Where is the IL2RA gene located?
Cytogenetic Location: 10p15-p14
Molecular Location on chromosome 10: base pairs 6,010,694 to 6,062,370
(Homo sapiens Annotation Release 107, GRCh38.p2) (
The IL2RA gene is located on the short (p) arm of chromosome 10 between positions 15 and 14.
More precisely, the IL2RA gene is located from base pair 6,010,694 to base pair 6,062,370 on chromosome 10.
See How do geneticists indicate the location of a gene? in the Handbook.
Where can I find additional information about IL2RA?
You and your healthcare professional may find the following resources about IL2RA helpful.
You may also be interested in these resources, which are designed for genetics professionals and researchers.
What other names do people use for the IL2RA gene or gene products?
See How are genetic conditions and genes named? in the Handbook.
Where can I find general information about genes?
The Handbook provides basic information about genetics in clear language.
These links provide additional genetics resources that may be useful.
What glossary definitions help with understanding IL2RA?
autoimmune ; autoimmunity ; deficiency ; diabetes ; diabetes mellitus ; extracellular ; gene ; glucose ; homeostasis ; hyperglycemia ; immunodeficiency ; insulin ; mutation ; polydipsia ; polyphagia ; polyuria ; protein ; receptor ; soluble ; susceptibility
You may find definitions for these and many other terms in the Genetics Home Reference Glossary.
See also Understanding Medical Terminology.
The resources on this site should not be used as a substitute for professional medical care or advice. Users seeking information about a personal genetic disease, syndrome, or condition should consult with a qualified healthcare professional. See How can I find a genetics professional in my area? in the Handbook.