interleukin-3

(redirected from IL-3)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to IL-3: Il-4, Il-6

in·ter·leu·kin-3

 (ĭn′tər-lo͞o′kĭn-thrē′)
n.
A cytokine released by T cells that promotes the proliferation of a wide variety of blood cell types.
References in periodicals archive ?
o IL-1?, IL-1?, IL-2, IL-3, IL-4, IL-5, IL-6, IL-10, IL-12p70, IL-17, MCP-1, IFN-?, TNF?, MIP-1?, GMCSF, RANTES
o IL-1?, IL-1?, IL-2, IL-3, IL-4, IL-6, IL-10, IL-12p70, IL-17, MCP-1, TNF-?, MIP-1?, GMCSF, RANTES
The nuclear factor of activated T cells (NFAT) is expressed on the promoter/enhancer of multiple genes mentioned above, including IL-2, IL-3, IL-4, IL-5, IL-6, IL-8, IL-10, IL-13, IFN-[gamma], TNF-[alpha], and granulocyte- macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF); NFAT regulates the expression of its target genes mainly through the [Ca.sup.2+]/CN-NFAT pathway [14-16].