interleukin 2


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interleukin 2


n.
a T-cell protein that stimulates the production of more T cells and other immune defenses: used experimentally in immunotherapy. Abbr.: IL-2
[1980–85]
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More recently, interleukin 2 (IL2) engendered enthusiastic support.
Stimulation of the first type, T helper 1 (TH1), led to an increase in interleukin 2 and a messenger called interferon gamma.