interleukin

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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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But there are specific nutrients that target joint inflammation and inflammatory signals, including interleukin-1-beta. Taking them together, at a slightly higher-than normal dose, for a short duration, may produce the wanted results.
The team found increased levels of the cytokines interleukin-6 and interleukin-1-beta in the skeletal and cardiac muscle of mice that received lipopolysaccharide, yet among those that received vitamin E, levels of these cytokines were significantly lower than those of the placebo group.
Caughey of Royal Adelaide Hospital in South Australia and her coworkers played with the type-but not the quantity-of fat in the diet in hopes of cutting the body's production of human necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) and interleukin-1-beta (IL-1-beta).