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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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Conclusion: Interleukin-15 correlates negatively with adiposity indices, especially visceral fat.
Wu et al., "Interleukin-15 receptor is essential to facilitate GABA transmission and hippocampal-dependent memory," The Journal of Neuroscience, vol.
Argiles, "Oversecretion of interleukin-15 from skeletal muscle reduces adiposity," American Journal of Physiology-Endocrinology and Metabolism, vol.
Waldmann, "The biology of interleukin-2 and interleukin-15: implications for cancer therapy and vaccine design," Nature Reviews Immunology, vol.
Serum levels of proinflammatory cytokines (inter-leukin-6& interleukin-15) and adiponectin in Hashimoto' s thyroiditis with different thyroid function states.
(18.) Pappa C et al; "Serum levels of interleukin-15 and interleukin-10 and their correlation with proliferating cell nuclear antigen in multiple myeloma".
To verify the results obtained from the microarray experiments, qRT-PCR verification was performed for five genes: chemokine (C-X-C motif) ligand 10 (CXCL-10), interleukin-15 (IL-15), intercellular adhesion molecule 1 (ICAM-1), NLR family CARD domain containing 5 (NLRC-5), and interferon regulatory factor 1 (IRF-1).
Altor BioScience and Florida Biologix will collaborate in the development of ALT-803, an interleukin-15 (IL-15)-based immunotherapeutic, to the clinic as a novel cancer therapy.
Expression of interleukin-15 in human skeletal muscie - effect of exercise and muscle fibre type composition.
Interleukin-15 (IL-15) is a cytokine produced by mononuclear phagocytes and probably many other cell types in response to viral infections, lipopoly-saccharides (LPS), and other signals that trigger innate immunity.
GIFT15 is composed of two proteins, GSM-CSF and interleukin-15, fused together artificially in the lab.