Friday, May 17, 2013

New name for IL28B gene = IFNL3

PharmGKB has updated our gene names that comply with The Human Genome Nomenclature Committee (HGNC) approved symbol, approved name, and synonyms.

One particular name change we would like to highlight with this update:
The HGNC-approved gene symbol for IL28B is now IFNL3 (interferon lambda 3) - a gene with variants that are associated with response to peginterferon alfa-2a, alfa-2b and ribavirin.

IFNL3 PGx information:

View the full IFN gene family in HGNC.