This gene is one of several cytokine genes clustered on the q-arm of chromosome 17. Cytokines are a family of secreted proteins involved in immunoregulatory and inflammatory processes. The CC cytokines are proteins characterized by two adjacent cysteines. The cytokine encoded by this gene displays chemotactic activity for lymphocytes and monocytes but not for neutrophils. This cytokine also shows a potent myelosuppressive activity and suppresses proliferation of myeloid progenitor cells. The expression of this gene is upregulated by IL-10.
CCL16; chemokine (C-C motif) ligand 16; SCYA16, small inducible cytokine subfamily A (Cys Cys), member 16; C-C motif chemokine 16; CKb12; HCC 4; LCC 1; LEC; LMC; Mtn 1; NCC 4; SCYL4; CCL16_HUMAN; Chemokine CC-4; Chemokine LEC; HCC-4; HCC4; IL-10-inducible chemokine; IL10 inducible chemokine; ILINCK; LCC-1; LCC1; Liver CC chemokine 1 precursor; Liver expressed chemokine; Liver-expressed chemokine; Lymphocyte and monocyte chemoattractant; Monotactin 1; Monotactin-1; MTN-1; Mtn1; NCC-4; NCC4; New CC chemokine 4; SCYA16; Small inducible cytokine A16 precursor; Small inducible cytokine subfamily A (Cys Cys) member 16; Small-inducible cytokine A16; OTTHUMP00000163951; liver CC chemokine-1; small indu; small inducible cytokine subfamily A (Cys-Cys), member 16; MGC117051