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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
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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Also, the global Interleukin inhibitors market report looks at factors such as high target affinity and specificity of Interleukin inhibitors, recent approvals and robust pipeline, and presence of reimbursement and patient assistance program.
"These results demonstrate a meaningful increase in the levels of interleukin 6 for athletes who sustained a concussion compared to athletes who did not," Meier said in a journal news release.
In this study the average consumption of snuff by snuff users group was 17.1+-8.4 years and average duration of snuff placement was 90.5+-8.6 minutes per day.25 Similarly a local study assessed the proinflammatory interleukins IL-1 [alpha] and IL-6 and thyroid function in naswar users.
"In particular, interleukin 6 may be used as a useful surrogate marker for tumour aggressiveness with an important prognostic value," they write.
In addition to the company's technology and its HIPAA and HITECH compliance, Interleukin Genetics also brings its ilustra inflammation management programme and its inherent health genetic tests for nutritional needs, weight management, heart health, and bone health to Orig3n.
Patients who had a longer duration between diagnosis and the conduct of this study were observed to have lower interleukin levels.
* The report provides a snapshot of the global therapeutic landscape for Interleukin 10 (Cytokine Synthesis Inhibitory Factor or CISF or IL10)
Blood was centrifuged for ten minutes at 13000 rpm and plasma was separated for biochemical analysis of cytokines (IL- 6 and IL-18) through enzyme-linked immunoabsorbent assay ELISA by using the diagnostic kits [MBL for interleukin-18 and Invitrogen CMC0063 for interleukin 6] following manufacturer's recommendations.
Also released are other interleukin related cytokines detection kits:
Schlesinger, "Kinetics of the pleiotropic effect of interleukin 4 on the surface properties of human BLymphoma cells," Leukemia and Lymphoma, vol.