interleukin

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interleukin

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

interleukin

[‚in·tər′lü·kən]
(immunology)
Any of a class of proteins that are secreted mostly by macrophages and T lymphocytes and induce growth and differentiation of lymphocytes and hematopoietic stem cells.
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Merck acquired full, exclusive rights to anti IL-17 A/F nanobody through a global development and commercialisation deal with Ablynx in 2013.
A total of 939 patients were IL-17 inhibitor naive.
Quantitation of 25(OH) D, IL-17, IL-23 and TGF-[beta] was performed using commercial ELISA kits (catalog numbers CSB-E08097h, CSB-E12819h, CSB-E08461h, and CSB-E04725h, respectively, Cusabio Biotech, China) according to the manufacturer's instructions.
IL-17 increased the production of vascular endothelial growth factor in rheumatoid arthritis synoviocytes.
However, these pathways are not solely followed by IL-6 and TNF as certain other cytokines function through NFKB including IL-17 and IL-1b or STAT3 including IL-23, IL-21, IL-1011.
Th17 is a CD4+ T cell subset distinct from Th1 and Th2 subsets, the biological function of which is related to the expression of cytokines such as IL-17 (also known as IL-17A), IL-17F, IL-21, and IL-22.
Compared with the control group, the expressions of IL-10 and TGF-b1 mRNA and protein in peripheral blood of patients were significantly down-regulated in observation group, while the expressions of Th17 cytokines IL-17 and IL-23 mRNA and protein were significantly increased (P<0.
Interleukin-17A (IL-17A) generates massive tissue inflammation and can promote the progression of autoimmune diseases through mobilizing, raising and activating neutrophils; (4) scientists have also found that IL-17 could be extensively involved in the pathogenesis of chronic liver disease and in antiviral therapy.
Conclusion: Neomangiferin may restore the balance between Th17/Treg cells by suppressing IL-17 and ROR[gamma]t expression and inducing IL-10 and forkhead box P3 expression, thus ameliorating colitis.
In addition, key effectors or regulators of Th cells, including IFN-[gamma], IL-4, RORC, and IL-17, were determined by qRT-PCR.
Th17 cells are strictly connected to the pathogenesis of MS through, but not limited to, the production of several proinflammatory cytokines including IL-17 (A and F), which has been found upregulated in chronic lesions of MS patients [20] and in the serum of Interferon-[beta] (IFN-[beta]) non-responding patients [21].
This resource offers a wealth of educational content that discusses the role of the IL-17 pathway in the pathogenesis of psoriasis and the therapeutic potential of treatments directed towards IL-17A.