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What is the official name of the IL6ST gene?
The official name of this gene is “interleukin 6 signal transducer.”
IL6ST is the gene's official symbol. The IL6ST 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 IL6ST gene?
How are changes in the IL6ST gene related to health conditions?
Where is the IL6ST gene located?
Cytogenetic Location: 5q11.2
Molecular Location on chromosome 5: base pairs 55,935,095 to 55,994,993
(Homo sapiens Annotation Release 107, GRCh38.p2) (
The IL6ST gene is located on the long (q) arm of chromosome 5 at position 11.2.
More precisely, the IL6ST gene is located from base pair 55,935,095 to base pair 55,994,993 on chromosome 5.
See How do geneticists indicate the location of a gene? in the Handbook.
Where can I find additional information about IL6ST?
You may also be interested in these resources, which are designed for genetics professionals and researchers.
What other names do people use for the IL6ST 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 IL6ST?
apoptosis ; astrocytes ; chromosome ; cytokine ; differentiation ; embryonic ; gene ; immune response ; leukemia ; lineage ; metabolism ; molecule ; motor ; myocyte ; osteoblast ; phosphorylation ; protein ; pseudogene ; receptor ; sarcoma ; transcript ; tyrosine
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.