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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With the successful transition to an industrial-scale biomanufacturing process, CYP0150, mimicking the transpresentation of interleukin-15 (down-regulated by immunosuppressive mechanisms), has a strong potential as an immunomodulatory agent.
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The cytokine Interleukin-15 (IL-15), an immune system signalling molecule, plays an important part in the progression of inflammation in RA(i, ii).
In the new agreement announced today, AHP has agreed to return to Immunex the ex-North American rights to Leukine(R) (sargramostim), Mobist(TM) (FLT-3 ligand) and Interleukin-15 (IL-15).
Improving profitability will enable us to expand our LEUKINE franchise, capitalize on important future products such as PIXYKINE(R) (PIXY321) and paclitaxel, as well as exploit new discoveries such as Interleukin-15.