IFNG
LOCUS ID3458
GENE_SYMBOLIFNG
GENE NAMEinterferon, gamma
SYNONYMNSIFG, IFI
CHROMOSOME12
HOMOLOGENE ID1631
microRNAsNANA
GENE SUMMARY
This gene encodes a soluble cytokine that is a member of the type II interferon class. The encoded protein is secreted by cells of both the innate and adaptive immune systems. The active protein is a homodimer that binds to the interferon gamma receptor which triggers a cellular response to viral and microbial infections. Mutations in this gene are associated with an increased susceptibility to viral, bacterial and parasitic infections and to several autoimmune diseases. [provided by RefSeq, Dec 2015]

OBSERVATIONS

Complication Evidence PMID
Nephropathy1. IFNgamma and IL-10 were significantly elevated in patients with diabetic nephropathy (DN) and end-stage renal disease (ESRD) compared with controls and diabetic patients without DN.20187532
Neuropathy1. Our findings indicate that the tested markers within the IFNgamma and IL-10 genes, but not the TNFalpha gene, are significantly associated with peripheral neuropathy in South Indian type 2 diabetic patients. The study shows that the 'high-producer' IL-10 -1082 G/G genotype and the 'low-producer' IFNgamma +874 A/A genotype may be responsible for the down regulation of immune response leading to inflammation in this setting19608431
Tuberculosis1. Diabetes patients without tuberculosis, however, showed strongly reduced non-specific IFNgamma production, which is essential for inhibition of the initial growth of M. tuberculosis. Our data suggest that a defective non-specific immune response in diabetes may contribute to an increased susceptibility to develop tuberculosis.17962984