interleukins


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interleukins

A range of CYTOKINES secreted by white cells of the immune system. Effector cells have surface receptors for the various interleukins.

interleukins

a group of peptides that signal between cells involved in the immune system. See T-CELL.
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Interleukins and interleukin receptors in rheumatoid arthritis: Research, diagnostics and clinical implications.
Pro inflammatory interleukins and thyroid function in Naswar (dipping tobacco) users: a case control study.
Hence, endometrial thickness may be a good indicator of outcome in fertility treatments.21 Endometrial change involves the interleukins. IL-1b can cause angiogenesis and, hence, lead to vascularisation and thickening of the endometrial lining.22 Although, evidence shows that TNF-a and IL-6 are needed for endometrial proliferation,23 our study suggests otherwise for IL-6.
Linear regression model was used to measure the relationship between the interleukin levels and the WHO clinical stage, antiretroviral (ARV) regimens, and ARV treatment categories.
Yuzhalin and Kutikhin have sifted through the massive literature on interleukins and cancer and sorted all interleukins by their role in cancer, providing a handy guide to all known interleukins in the occurrence, development, and progression of cancer.
Inflammation is a critical factor in the development of HI mediated brain injury and interleukins plays the major role in mediating inflammation (Clarkson et al.
This product release includes the following interleukins:
Schlesinger, "Kinetics of the pleiotropic effect of interleukin 4 on the surface properties of human BLymphoma cells," Leukemia and Lymphoma, vol.
Interleukin production is higher in asthmatics than in people without the disorder.
In a separate test of mice lacking various interleukins, some survived as well as normal mice.
An even more recent discovery is that interleukins-12 and -23 have a major role in psoriasis and the present papers report the effective use in several hundred patients, of another humanised monoclonal antibody, 'ustekinumab', given by injection, which binds strongly to a protein called 'p40', a shared subunit of the two above-mentioned interleukins, preventing their interaction with their cell-surface receptors.