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.
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2000) Integrated signals between IL-13, IL-4, and IL-5 regulate airways hyperreactivity.
Furthermore, glucocorticoids suppress IL-5 and granulocytic macrophage--colony-stimulating factor production and eosinophilia in nasal and pulmonary tissues (30,31).
The potential roles of cytokines, IL-5 and IL-8, and plasma cortisol in the anti-inflammatory actions of phosphodiesterase inhibitors in sensitized guinea-pig airways.