interleukin-9


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interleukin-9

[‚in·tər¦lük·ən ′nīn]
(immunology)
A cytokine produced by a type of activated helper T cells, it stimulates hemopoietic cells that develop into red blood cells. Abbreviated IL-9.
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The researchers next treated melanoma-bearing mice with T helper cell 9 (TH9), an immune cell that produces interleukin-9.
This new finding paves the way for future studies that will assess the role of interleukin-9 and TH9 cells in human cancer therapy.
Studies have demonstrated that interleukin-9 potentiates the release of IgE from primed B lymphocytes.