Interleukin-19 (IPR020421)

Short name: IL-19

Overlapping homologous superfamilies

Family relationships


Interleukins (IL) are a group of cytokines that play an important role in the immune system. They modulate inflammation and immunity by regulating growth, mobility and differentiation of lymphoid and other cells.

Interleukin-19 (IL-19) belongs to the family of IL-10-related cytokines, which includes IL-10, -19, -20, -22, -24 and -26 [PMID: 11929132]. IL-19 shares a receptor complex with IL-20, indicating that their biological activities may overlap [PMID: 12403790]. Both cytokines may play an important role in regulating the development and proper functioning of skin [PMID: 12403790].

This entry represents interleukin-19.

Contributing signatures

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