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A gene on chromosome 11q22.2-q22.3 that encodes IL-18, a proinflammatory cytokine that increases natural killer cell activity in spleen cells and stimulates interferon gamma production in T-helper type I cells.
In another study of hospitalized patients in China, urinary KIM-1, interleukin 18 (IL-18), and cystatin C were all shown to be early predictive biomarkers of gadolinium-based contrast-induced nephropathy in the elderly patients.
Prognostic value of urinary injury molecule 1, interleukin 18, cystatin C as biomarkers for gadolinium-based contrast-induced nephropathy in the elderly patients (in Chinese).
Comparison of interleukin 18 (IL-18) in serum revealed a trend of decreasing IL-18 concentrations with an increase of creatine monohydrate in diet but this difference in IL-18 concentration between the treatments was statistically non significant (P = 0.