interleukin-1

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interleukin-1

[‚in·tər¦lük·ən ′wən]
(immunology)
A cytokine produced by macrophages, endothelial cells, lymphocytes, and epidermal cells that plays roles in the inflammatory process and in the immune response. Abbreviated IL-1.
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This class of active agents comprises phosphodiester inhibiting compositions which inhibit any of interleukin 1, interleukin 6 and tumor necrosis factor alpha, which are cytokines that mediate bone resorption.