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in·ter·leu·kin

 (ĭn′tər-lo͞o′kĭn)
n.
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.

interleukin

(ˌɪntəˈluːkɪn)
n
(Biochemistry) a substance extracted from white blood cells that stimulates their activity against infection and may be used to combat some forms of cancer

in•ter•leu•kin

(ˈɪn tərˌlu kɪn)
n.
any of a family of small proteins that participate in the body's defense system, esp. by promoting the growth and activation of white blood cells.
[1979; inter- + leuk (ocyte) + -in1; so called because such proteins act as agents of communication between different populations of leukocytes]
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Noun1.interleukin - any of several lymphokines that promote macrophages and killer T cells and B cells and other components of the immune system
lymphokine - a cytokine secreted by helper T cells in response to stimulation by antigens and that acts on other cells of the immune system (as by activating macrophages)
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Kaski, "Serum levels of the antiinflammatory cytokine interleukin-10 are decreased in patients with unstable angina," Circulation, vol.
Bignotti et al., "Increased serum interleukin-8 and interleukin-10 in schizophrenic patients resistant to treatment with neuroleptics and the stimulatory effects of clozapine on serum leukemia inhibitory factor receptor," Schizophrenia Research, vol.
The researchers, from Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Harvard Stem Cell Institute, and collaborators at MIT and Massachusetts General Hospital, inserted modified strands of messenger RNA into connective tissue stem cells--called mesenchymal stem cells--which stimulated the cells to produce adhesive surface proteins and secrete interleukin-10, an anti-inflammatory molecule.
The researchers, from Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Harvard Stem Cell Institute, and collaborators at MIT and Massachusetts General Hospital, inserted modified strands of messenger RNA into connective tissue stem cells --called mesenchymal stem cells--which stimulated the cells to produce adhesive surface proteins and secrete interleukin-10, an anti-inflammatory molecule.
Interleukin-10 predicts preterm birth in acculturated Hispanics.
Interleukin-10 (IL-10) is a potent pleiotropic cytokine, located on chromosome 1q31-32, consisting of five exons and four introns.
Forrester, "Secretion of interleukin-10 or interleukin-12 by LPS-activated dendritic cells is critically dependent on time of stimulus relative to initiation of purified DC culture," Journal of Leukocyte Biology, vol.
Robert et al., "Serum profiles of interleukin-6, interleukin-8, and interleukin-10 in patients with severe and mild acute pancreatitis," Pancreas, vol.
Compared with bupivacaine alone, bupivacaine plus ketorolac was associated with lower levels of interleukin-6 (P = .012) and interleukin-10 (P = .004) in wound exudate.
Interleukin-1 beta, interleukin-1 receptor antagonist, interleukin-4 and interleukin-10 gene polymorphisms: relationship to occurrence and severity of rheumatoid arthritis.
(5) Rook notes that the observed relationship between abundant Acinetobacter and increased expression of interleukin-10 suggests that Hanski's team has documented a genuine case of immunoregulation by environmental bacteria.
Interleukin-10 downregulates Mycobacterium tuberculosis-induced Th1 responses and CTLA-4 expression.