interleukin-16


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
Related to interleukin-16: Interleukin 17, Interleukin 18, Interleukin 15

in·ter·leu·kin-16

(in'tĕr-lū'kin),
A cytokine made by T cells that is a potent chemotactant for CD4+ T cells.

in·ter·leu·kin-16

(in'tĕr-lū'kin)
A cytokine made by T cells that is a potent chemotactant for CD4+ T cells.

interleukin-16

Abbreviation: IL-16
A cytokine produced by T lymphocytes that stimulates movement of monocytes, CD4+ T cells, and eosinophils to the area. It was previously known as lymphocyte chemoattractant factor.
See also: interleukin
References in periodicals archive ?
The association of interleukin-16 polymorphisms with IL-16 serum levels and risk of colorectal and gastric cancer.
Interleukin-16 (IL-16) genepolymorphisms in Iranian patients with colorectal cancer.
DETERMINING NEURONAL INTERLEUKIN-16 AND KV4.2 INTERACTION AND REDUCING NEURONAL INTERLEUKIN-16 VIA SMALL INTERFERING RNA.
7 Nature, a German group headed by Reinhard Kurth of the Paul Ehrlich Institute in Langen has now identified one of the elusive factors as interleukin-16 (IL-16), a little-studied protein that attracts CD4 cells.