interleukin-3


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in·ter·leu·kin-·3

(in'tĕr-lū'kin),
A cytokine derived from activated CD4+ lymphocytes, fibroblasts, and endothelial cells that increases production of monocytes. It acts in hematopoiesis by controlling production and differentiation of granulocytes.

interleukin-3

(ĭn′tər-lo͞o′kĭn-thrē′)
n.
A cytokine released by T cells that promotes the proliferation of a wide variety of blood cell types.

interleukin-3 (IL-3)

an immune-response protein that supports the growth of pluripotent bone marrow stem cells and is a growth factor for mast cells.

IL3

A gene on chromosome 5q31.1 that encodes interleukin-3, a potent growth-promoting cytokine which supports the proliferation of a broad range of haematopoietic cell types. It is involved in an array of cell activities, including cell growth, differentiation and apoptosis. IL-3 also possess neurotrophic activity, and may be linked to neurologic disorders.

in·ter·leu·kin-3

(in'tĕr-lū'kin)
A cytokine derived from monocytes, fibroblasts, and endothelial cells that increases production of monocytes.
Synonym(s): multicolony-stimulating factor.

interleukin-3

A CYTOKINE produced by T cells amd MAST CELLS that promotes the growth and differentiation of blood forming cells and thegrowth of mast cells.