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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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The nuclear receptor LXR modulates interleukin-18 levels in macrophages through multiple mechanisms.
Promoter polymorphism of interleukin-18 in angiographically proven coronary artery disease.
(KIM-1 = ; IL-18 = interleukin-18 ; GST-[pi] = glutathione-S-transferase-n; FSGS =; HIVAN = .) (* Urinary concentration of KIM-1 was significantly different between HIV-negative control and HIVAN (p=0.044).
Endometrial caspase 1 and interleukin-18 expression during the estrous cycle and peri-implantation period of porcine pregnancy and response to early exogenous estrogen administration.
Urinary interleukin-18 does not predict acute kidney injury after adult cardiac surgery: a prospective observational cohort study.
Interleukin-18 promoter gene polymorphisms are not associated with myocardial infarction in Type 2 diabetes in Slovenia.
Rudling et al., "Reduced atherosclerosis in interleukin-18 deficient apolipoprotein E-knockout mice," Cardiovascular Research, vol.
Bhuvanath, "Role of interleukin-18 in modulation of oral carcinoma cell proliferation," Mediators of Inflammation, vol.
Abbreviations ALT: Alanine aminotransferase A1AT: Alpha-1-antitrypsin AUC: Area under curve AST: Aspartate aminotransferase BMI: Body mass index CRP: C-reactive protein DILI: Drug-induced liver injury GGT: Gamma glutamyltransferase HBV: Hepatitis B virus HCV: Hepatitis C virus HDL: High-density lipoprotein hsCRP: High-sensitive C-reactive protein HOMA-IR: Homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance IR: Insulin resistance IFN-gamma: Interferon-y IL-18: Interleukin-18 LDL: Low-density lipoprotein MS: Metabolic syndrome NAFLD: Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease NASH: Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis [sup.1]HMRS: Proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy ROS: Reactive oxygen species ROC: Receiver operating characteristics TG: Triglycerides USG: Ultrasonography WBC: White blood cell.
Li, "The serum interleukin-18 is a potential marker for development of post-stroke depression," Neurological Research, vol.
Asero, "Serum interleukin-18 in patients with chronic ordinary urticaria: association with disease activity," Clinical and Experimental Dermatology, vol.