interleukin

(redirected from Interleukin receptor)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical.
Related to Interleukin receptor: Cytokine receptor, interleukin 4 receptor

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.