Gene Symbol: IL2
Description: interleukin 2
Alias: IL-2, TCGF, interleukin-2, T-cell growth factor
Species: beluga whale

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  1. St Laurent G, Beliveau C, Archambault D. Molecular cloning and phylogenetic analysis of beluga whale (Delphinapterus leucas) and grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) interleukin 2. Vet Immunol Immunopathol. 1999;67:385-94 pubmed
    b>Interleukin 2 (IL-2) is a lymphokine produced by activated T helper lymphocytes which exerts immunoregulatory effects on a variety of immune cells, including T cells, activated B cells, natural killer cells, and lymphokine-activated ..
  2. Sitt T, Bowen L, Blanchard M, Smith B, Gershwin L, Byrne B, et al. Quantitation of leukocyte gene expression in cetaceans. Dev Comp Immunol. 2008;32:1253-9 pubmed publisher
    ..Cytokine gene analysis has the potential to identify immune system perturbations induced by environmental insult as well as providing diagnostic tools for characterizing immune responses to environmental antigens and vaccines...

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