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Official Full Name
interleukin 1 receptor antagonist
Background
The interleukin-1 receptor antagonist (IL-1RA) is a protein that in humans is encoded by the IL1RN gene. IL-1RA was initially called the IL-1 inhibitor and was discovered separately in 1984 by two independent laboratories. IL-1RA, is an agent that binds non-productively to the cell surface interleukin-1 receptor (IL-1R). IL-1R is the same receptor that binds interleukin 1 (IL-1). Hence IL-1RA prevents IL-1 from sending a signal to that cell.
Synonyms
IL1RN; interleukin 1 receptor antagonist; interleukin-1 receptor antagonist protein; ICIL 1RA; IL 1RN; IL1F3; IL1RA; interleukin 1 receptor antagonist protein; intracellular interleukin 1 receptor antagonist; IRAP; MGC10430; IL1 inhibitor; IL1RN (IL1F3); type II interleukin-1 receptor antagonist; intracellular IL-1 receptor antagonist type II; intracellular interleukin-1 receptor antagonist (icIL-1ra); DIRA; MVCD4; IL-1RN; IL-1ra; IL-1ra3; ICIL-1RA; ICIL-1RA;IL1RN; secretory interleukin-1 receptor antagonist; IL1R1