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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.
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A cytokine released by T cells that promotes the proliferation of a wide variety of blood cell types.
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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.
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A cytokine derived from monocytes, fibroblasts, and endothelial cells that increases production of monocytes.
Synonym(s): multicolony-stimulating factor.
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A CYTOKINE produced by T cells amd MAST CELLS that promotes the growth and differentiation of blood forming cells and thegrowth of mast cells.
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