STRING 9.05 
IL6ST [ENSP00000338799]
interleukin 6 signal transducer (gp130, oncostatin M receptor); Signal-transducing molecule. The receptor systems for IL6, LIF, OSM, CNTF, IL11, CTF1 and BSF3 can utilize gp130 for initiating signal transmission. Binds to IL6/IL6R (alpha chain) complex, resulting in the formation of high-affinity IL6 binding sites, and transduces the signal. Does not bind IL6. May have a role in embryonic development (By similarity). The type I OSM receptor is capable of transducing OSM-specific signaling events
IL6 [ENSP00000258743]
interleukin 6 (interferon, beta 2); Cytokine with a wide variety of biological functions. It is a potent inducer of the acute phase response. Plays an essential role in the final differentiation of B-cells into Ig- secreting cells Involved in lymphocyte and monocyte differentiation. It induces myeloma and plasmacytoma growth and induces nerve cells differentiation Acts on B-cells, T-cells, hepatocytes, hematopoeitic progenitor cells and cells of the CNS. Also acts as a myokine. It is discharged into the bloodstream after muscle contraction and acts to increase the breakdown of fats and [...]
Evidence suggesting a functional link:
Neighborhood in the Genome:  
none / insignificant.
Gene Fusions:  
none / insignificant.
Cooccurence Across Genomes:  
none / insignificant.
none / insignificant.
Experimental/Biochemical Data:   yes (score 0.997). In addition, putative homologs were found interacting in other species (score 0.288).  
Association in Curated Databases:   yes (score 0.900).  
Co-Mentioned in PubMed Abstracts:   yes (score 0.919).  
Combined Score:
Evidence for specific actions:
Binding:yes (score: 0.999)