Cytokine. Inhibits inflammatory cytokine production. Synergizes with IL2 in regulating interferon-gamma synthesis. May be critical in regulating inflammatory and immune responses. Defects in IL13 may be a cause of susceptibility to allergic rhinitis (ALRH). Allergic rhinitis is a common disease of complex inheritance and is characterized by mucosal inflammation caused by allergen exposure. Belongs to the IL-4/IL-13 family. Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
Protein type: Secreted, signal peptide; Secreted; Motility/polarity/chemotaxis
Cellular Component: cytoplasm; external side of plasma membrane; extracellular region; extracellular space
Molecular Function: cytokine activity; interleukin-13 receptor binding; protein binding
Biological Process: cell motility; cell-cell signaling; immune response; inflammatory response; microglial cell activation; negative regulation of NAD(P)H oxidase activity; positive regulation of B cell proliferation; positive regulation of connective tissue growth factor production; positive regulation of immunoglobulin production; positive regulation of macrophage activation; positive regulation of mast cell degranulation; positive regulation of protein secretion; positive regulation of release of sequestered calcium ion into cytosol; positive regulation of smooth muscle cell proliferation; positive regulation of tyrosine phosphorylation of Stat6 protein; regulation of proton transport; response to ethanol; response to lipopolysaccharide; response to nicotine; signal transduction