IL18

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IL18

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.
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7] Human gene: IL18, interleukin 18 (interferon-y-inducing factor).
The impact of prolonged strenuous endurance exercise on interleukin 18 and interleukin 18 binding protein in recreational cyclists.
IRAK4 is a protein kinase involved in signaling innate immune responses from interleukin-1, interleukin 18, and toll-like receptors.
Nlrp3 works by anchoring a large, multi-protein complex known as the Nlrp3 inflammasome where the messenger protein interleukin 18 (IL-18) is made.
Interleukin 18 and interleukin 18 binding protein in patients with idiopathic thrombocytopenic Purpura.
Oztas MO, Onder M, Gurer MA, Bukan N, Sancak B: Serum interleukin 18 and tumour necrosis factor-a levels are increased in Behcet's disease.
Researchers showed that blocking the activity of the chemical messenger or cytokine called interleukin 18 (IL-18) protected specially bred mice from the most common form of leishmaniasis.