This gene encodes a member of the cytokine family. The protein contains a tyrosine sulfation site, 3 potential N-myristoylation sites, multiple putative phosphorylation sites, and an RGD cell-attachment sequence. Expression of this protein is increased after the activation of T-cells by mitogens or the activation of NK cells by IL-2. This protein induces the production of TNFalpha from macrophage cells. Alternate transcriptional splice variants, encoding different isoforms, have been characterized.
IL32; interleukin 32; NK4; TAIF; TAIFa; TAIFb; TAIFc; TAIFd; IL-32beta; IL-32alpha; IL-32delta; IL-32gamma; interleukin-32; OTTHUMP00000236040; OTTHUMP00000236041; OTTHUMP00000236042; OTTHUMP00000236043; OTTHUMP00000236044; OTTHUMP00000236045; OTTHUMP00000236046; OTTHUMP00000236047; OTTHUMP00000236048; OTTHUMP00000236049; OTTHUMP00000236050; OTTHUMP00000236051; OTTHUMP00000236052; OTTHUMP00000236053; OTTHUMP00000236054; interleukin-32 theta; natural killer cells protein 4; natural killer cell transcript 4; tumor necrosis factor alpha-inducing factor; interleukin-32 eta; interleukin-32 small