TheIL-4 andIL-5 genes are closely linked and are part of a cytokine gene cluster on mouse chromosome 11

@article{Lee1989TheIL4AG,
  title={TheIL-4 andIL-5 genes are closely linked and are part of a cytokine gene cluster on mouse chromosome 11},
  author={Janet S. Lee and Hugh D. Campbell and Christine A Kozak and Ian G. Young},
  journal={Somatic Cell and Molecular Genetics},
  year={1989},
  volume={15},
  pages={143-152}
}
The murine IL-4and IL-5genes encode hemopoietic growth factors involved in the stimulation, proliferation, and differentiation of cells of the T lymphocyte, B lymphocyte, and granulocyte lineages. We have mapped the Il-4 and Il-5 loci representing the structural genes for IL-4and IL-5,respectively, to mouse chromosome 11 using Chinese hamster ×mouse and rat × mouse somatic cell hybrids. Physical linkage studies of the IL-4and IL-5genes by pulsed field gel electrophoresis have shown that they… 
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