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JAK2-gene Definition The JAK2 gene encodes a non-receptor tyrosine kinase that plays a central role in cytokine and growth factor signaling. The JAK2 gene is a downstream target of the pleiotropic cytokine IL6 (production of B cells, T cells, dendritic cells and macrophages) with the goal of gene...

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Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer


One of Germany's most accomplished dermatologists with decades of expertise in clinical dermatology. Emeritus professor at the Ruhr-Universit├Ąt Bochum, author of more than 30 textbooks and over 700 scientific publications.