IL1B

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IL1B

A gene on chromosome 2q14 that encodes interleukin-1B, a cytokine produced by activated macrophages as a proprotein, which is proteolytically activated by caspase 1 (CASP1/ICE). IL-1B is a key mediator of inflammation and is involved in an array of cellular activities, including cell proliferation, differentiation and apoptosis.