interleukin-5


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interleukin-5

[‚in·tər¦lük·ən ′fīv]
(immunology)
A cytokine produced by helper T cells that promotes the development of B cells and stimulates them to produce IgA antibodies, induces proliferation and differentiation of eosinophils, and acts with IL-4 to enhance the production of IgE antibodies. Abbreviated IL-5.