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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"These were unexpected results, which led us to examine a possible contribution of interleukin-9 to cancer growth suppression." Rahul Purwar said.
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