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What is the official name of the IL6R gene?
The official name of this gene is “interleukin 6 receptor.”
IL6R is the gene's official symbol. The IL6R 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 IL6R gene?
How are changes in the IL6R gene related to health conditions?
Where is the IL6R gene located?
Cytogenetic Location: 1q21
Molecular Location on chromosome 1: base pairs 154,405,193 to 154,469,450
(Homo sapiens Annotation Release 107, GRCh38.p2) (
The IL6R gene is located on the long (q) arm of chromosome 1 at position 21.
More precisely, the IL6R gene is located from base pair 154,405,193 to base pair 154,469,450 on chromosome 1.
See How do geneticists indicate the location of a gene? in the Handbook.
Where can I find additional information about IL6R?
You and your healthcare professional may find the following resources about IL6R 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 IL6R 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 IL6R?
acute ; autoimmune ; cancer ; cell ; chromosome ; cytokine ; differentiation ; gene ; immune response ; isoforms ; multiple myeloma ; myeloma ; pleiotropic ; prostate ; protein ; pseudogene ; receptor ; soluble ; subunit ; transcript
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.