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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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Expression of interleukin-15 in human skeletal muscle effect of exercise and muscle fibre type composition.
Association between interleukin-15 and obesity: interleukin-15 as a potential regulator of fat mass.
13 Interleukin-15 (IL-15) has pivotal roles in the control of the life and death of lymphocytes.
The patent covers a bispecific antibody, where one binding arm of the antibody is to the tumor and the other is to a region of a cytokine called interleukin-15 (alpha).
Another cytokine that's showing promise in laboratory tests is interleukin-15.
Altor BioScience and Florida Biologix team up to move an important interleukin-15 (IL-15)-based immunotherapeutic, ALT-803, to the clinic as a novel cancer therapy.
The results show that Pelargonium sidoides extract modulates the production of secretory immunoglobulin A in saliva, both interleukin-15 and interleukin-6 in serum, and interleukin-15 in the nasal mucosa.
In the new agreement, AHP has agreed to return to Immunex the ex-North american rights to Leukine (sargramostim), Mobist (FLT-3 ligand) and Interleukin-15 (IL-15).
The study involved monkeys treated with a synDNA[TM] vaccine targeting two key viral proteins (gag and env) with interleukin-15 as an adjuvant.