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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.

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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
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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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The product is a fully-human monoclonal antibody that blocks the signalling of interleukin-4 (IL-4) and interleukin-13 (IL-13), the proteins that play a significant role in type 2 inflammation.
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In this study, macrophages were transfected with a gene therapy system consisting of a hyaluronic acid-polyethylenimine (HAPEI) nanoparticle vector that encapsulated interleukin-4 (IL4) and interleukin-10 (IL10) genes, both of which express cytokines known to induce M2 polarization.
The new drug works by blocking two proteins linked to inflammation, interleukin-4 (IL-4) and interleukin-13 (IL-13).
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Interleukin-4 (IL-4) is one of the extensively studied cytokines which induces specific functions in wide range of immune cells defining its pleotropic character [2].
Interleukin-4 receptor-directed cytotoxin therapy of AIDS-associated Kaposi's sarcoma tumors in xenograft model.
Levels of interleukin-4, which suppresses the immune response, fell.