Gene Symbol: IL4
Description: interleukin 4
Alias: BSF-1, IL-4, interleukin-4, B-cell stimulatory factor 1, Lymphocyte stimulatory factor 1
Species: bottle-nosed dolphin

Top Publications

  1. Inoue Y, Itou T, Sakai T, Oike T. Cloning and sequencing of a bottle-nosed dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) interleukin-4-encoding cDNA. J Vet Med Sci. 1999;61:693-6 pubmed
    Using polymerase chain reaction (PCR), a bottle-nosed dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) interleukin-4 (IL4) cDNA was cloned and sequenced. IL4 specific primers were based on the 5' and 3' untranslated regions of the human and murine IL4 gene...
  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...