The world's first wiki where authorship really matters (Nature Genetics, 2008). Due credit and reputation for authors. Imagine a global collaborative knowledge base for original thoughts. Search thousands of articles and collaborate with scientists around the globe.

wikigene or wiki gene protein drug chemical gene disease author authorship tracking collaborative publishing evolutionary knowledge reputation system wiki2.0 global collaboration genes proteins drugs chemicals diseases compound
Hoffmann, R. A wiki for the life sciences where authorship matters. Nature Genetics (2008)

Trans-activator gene of HTLV-II induces IL-2 receptor and IL-2 cellular gene expression.

The human T-lymphotropic viruses types I and II (HTLV-I and -II) have been etiologically linked with certain T-cell leukemias and lymphomas that characteristically display membrane receptors for interleukin-2. The relation of these viruses to this growth factor receptor has remained unexplained. It is demonstrated here that introduction of the trans-activator (tat) gene of HTLV-II into the Jurkat T-lymphoid cell line results in the induction of both interleukin-2 receptor and interleukin-2 gene expression. The coexpression of these cellular genes may play a role in the altering T-cell growth following retroviral infection.[1]


  1. Trans-activator gene of HTLV-II induces IL-2 receptor and IL-2 cellular gene expression. Greene, W.C., Leonard, W.J., Wano, Y., Svetlik, P.B., Peffer, N.J., Sodroski, J.G., Rosen, C.A., Goh, W.C., Haseltine, W.A. Science (1986) [Pubmed]
WikiGenes - Universities