Produced by T-cells in response to antigenic or mitogenic stimulation, this protein is required for T-cell proliferation and other activities crucial to regulation of the immune response. Can stimulate B-cells, monocytes, lymphokine- activated killer cells, natural killer cells, and glioma cells. A chromosomal aberration involving IL2 is found in a form of T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL). Translocation t(4;16)(q26;p13) with involves TNFRSF17. Belongs to the IL-2 family. Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
Protein type: Cytokine; Oncoprotein; Secreted; Secreted, signal peptide
Biological Process: cell adhesion; cell-cell signaling; immune response; MAPKKK cascade; natural killer cell activation; negative regulation of apoptosis; negative regulation of B cell apoptosis; positive regulation of activated T cell proliferation; positive regulation of B cell proliferation; positive regulation of cell growth; positive regulation of cell proliferation; positive regulation of inflammatory response; positive regulation of interleukin-17 production; positive regulation of tissue remodeling; positive regulation of tyrosine phosphorylation of Stat5 protein; T cell differentiation