interleukin


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Related to interleukin: Interleukin 2, interferon, Interleukin 1, Interleukin 4, Interleukin 6

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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By predisposing young cells to become TH1, IL12 can influence the whole tenor of the immune system: When interleukin 12 revs up TH1, TH2 lags.
For these reasons, there will be more emphasis on risk factors, such as genetics, in the prediction of who is likely to develop more aggressive periodontal disease and who will respond better to certain treatments," commented Ken Kornman "We are leading in this effort at Interleukin through our research into the genetics of inflammation with our work in IL-1, where we have already developed DNA risk assessment tests for cardiovascular disease and for periodontitis.
GeneOb has partnered with Interleukin because they bring the specific scientific expertise to develop our weight management technology into robust commercial products," said Dr.
March 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Interleukin Genetics, Inc.
This study will further strengthen the scientific backbone of Interleukin's core technology and genetic testing competencies and may support the development of new genetic tests that could provide important information about common diseases," said Ken Kornman, DDS, CEO of Interleukin Genetics.
March 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Interleukin Genetics, Inc.
This factor is produced by the hypothalamus region of the brain the presence of the interleukin.
Interleukin Genetics (AMEX: ILI) today reported results of its Annual Meeting of Stockholders and the appointment of a new member to the Company's Board of Directors.
Interleukin Genetics (AMEX: ILI) today announced that its Chief Executive Officer, Ken Kornman, DDS, PhD, will present at the 2nd Joint International Symposium of Yonsei University Research Institute of Science for Aging (YURISA) and Cardiovascular Genome Center (CGC) on May 20, 2006.