interleukin-5


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in·ter·leu·kin-5

(in'tĕr-lū'kin),
A cytokine derived from T lymphocytes that causes activation of B lymphocytes and differentiation and activation and enhanced survival of eosinophils.
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IL5

A gene on chromosome 5q31.1 that encodes interleukin-5, a cytokine which acts as a  growth and differentiation factor for B cells (inducing the terminal differentiation of late-developing B-cells to immunoglobulin secreting cell) and eosinophils, for the latter of which IL5 is a key regulator of eosinopoiesis, eosinophil maturation and activation.
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in·ter·leu·kin-5

(in'tĕr-lū'kin)
A cytokine derived from T lymphocytes that causes activation of B lymphocytes and differentiation of eosinophils.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

interleukin-5

A CYTOKINE produced by HELPER T CELLS and MAST CELLS that assists in the proliferation of activated B cells and eosinophil cells and in the production of IgM and IgA.
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