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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5) Regarding the cytokine cascade, IL-18 promotes TNF-[alpha] and IL-1 production via the nuclear factor (NF)-[kappa]B pathway and induces INF-[gamma] production by Th1 lymphocytes.
Using a standard mouse model--used in the preclinical development of current intravitreal AMD drugs--the team showed that systemic IL-18 was as effective as intravitreal injections at stopping new vessel growth, and provided added benefit as an add-on therapy.
To investigate the effects of dietary vitamin C or E on immune response in birds exposed to summer HS, we analyzed the mRNA expression of pro-inflammatory indicators such as IL-1[beta], IL-6, IL-18, IFN-[gamma], and TLR-4 in the liver.
Impaired IL-18 processing protects caspase-1-deficient mice from ischemic acute renal failure.
Primer sequences used for IL-1 and IL-18 amplification are as follows: IL-1[beta] forward: 5'-CTGTGTCTT TCCCGTG GACC-3', reverse 5' -CAGCTCATATG GGTCCGACA - 3'; I L - 1 8 forward: 5'-CACATGCGCCTTGTGATGAC-3', reverse 5' - TGCAGCCTCG GGTAT TCTG-3'; 18S forward: 5'-GCTGCTG GCACCAGACTT-3', reverse 5'-CGGCTAC CACATCCAAGG- 3'.
These components, in turn, orchestrate the assembly of a supramolecular platform (the inflammasome), which then activates pro-inflammatory immune cytokines such as IL-1[beta], IL-18, and nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-[kappa][beta]).
These include Bcl2, CCND1, CXCL1, CXCL3, IL-18, IL-6, IRF1, NF-KB1, PTGS2, TNF-[alpha], TNFSF10, TRADD, and TRAF1.
Herpes viruslere bagli KVE gelisiminin patogenezi, IFN-[gamma], IL-18 ve IFN-[gamma] indukleyici faktor duzeylerindeki dusuklugun neden oldugu antiviral etkideki azalmaya baglanmaktadir.
Measurement of IL-12 and IL-18 in sera of patients with autoimmune thyroid disease].
2005) Fiber type specific expression of TNF-alpha, IL-6 and IL-18 in human skeletal muscles.