- any of a closely related family of polypeptides, derived from many cell types, that stimulate several components of the inflammatory response, including fever; lymphocyte activating factorin full interleukin-1
- a glycoprotein lymphocyte product that stimulates the growth of T cells and is used experimentally in cancer therapy; T cell growth factorin full interleukin-2
Origin of interleukininter- + leuk(ocyte) + -in
Any of various small proteins that are produced by a variety of cell types, especially T cells and other white blood cells, and that regulate many aspects of inflammation and the immune response, including stimulating the production of white blood cells and platelets.
Origin of interleukininter– + leuk(o)– + –in.
Any of a family of cytokines that are released by macrophages and other cells and stimulate the inflammatory response.
A cytokine that is released by T cells in response to an antigen and that regulates the growth and differentiation of B cells, monocytes, and many types of T cells. It has been used experimentally to treat cancer.
A cytokine released by T cells that promotes the proliferation of a wide variety of blood cell types.