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COVID-19 research

Gene: IFNA1

Green List (high evidence)

IFNA1 (interferon alpha 1)
EnsemblGeneIds (GRCh38): ENSG00000197919
EnsemblGeneIds (GRCh37): ENSG00000197919
OMIM: 147660, Gene2Phenotype
IFNA1 is in 1 panel

2 reviews

Alison Coffey (Illumina Clinical Services Laboratory, Illumina Inc.)

Green List (high evidence)

Evidence Summary from Illumina curation team: IFNA1 encodes IFN alpha, and belongs to the family of type I IFNs which bind to and activate the IFNAR receptor complex. Type I Interferons (IFN-I) mediate numerous immune interactions during viral infections, they establish an antiviral state as well as invoke and regulate innate and adaptive immune cells that eliminate infection (Lukele et al. 2019, review; Wang et al.2019 review).
Created: 28 May 2020, 3:12 p.m. | Last Modified: 28 May 2020, 3:12 p.m.
Panel Version: 0.347


Rebecca Foulger (Genomics England curator)

Identified through an OMIM search for potential viral susceptibility genes, and subsequently triaged/reviewed by Illumina curation team.
Created: 28 May 2020, 12:36 p.m. | Last Modified: 28 May 2020, 12:36 p.m.
Panel Version: 0.336


Mode of Inheritance
  • Expert Review Green
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  • Expert list
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28 May 2020, Gel status: 3

Created, Added New Source, Set mode of inheritance

Rebecca Foulger (Genomics England curator)

gene: IFNA1 was added gene: IFNA1 was added to COVID-19 research. Sources: Expert list,OMIM,Expert Review Green Mode of inheritance for gene: IFNA1 was set to Unknown