Catabolin | definition of catabolin by Medical dictionary
catabolin An obsolete term for:
(2) Interleukin-1, IL-1; or
(3) Interleukin-1beta, IL-1beta.
one of the monokine group of substances which stimulates bone resorption but only in the presence of osteoblasts. Called also IL-1, interleukin-1.
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Articular cartilage cultured with catabolin
(pig interleukin 1) synthesizes a decreased number of normal proteoglycan moleculaed.