Variations in the IL6 gene can affect levels of IL6, which are associated with susceptibility to inflammatory related diseases.


Global population distribution:

Source: 1000 Genome Project. Global averages for both sexes

IL6: CC

5%

IL6: GC

19%

IL6: GG

76%

More about IL6

The IL6 protein, coded by the IL6 gene, is thought to be involved in pro- and anti-inflammatory responses and to help nutrient mobilization and delivery.

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