interleukin-9


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in·ter·leu·kin-9

(in'tĕr-lū'kin),
A cytokine derived from T cells that causes IL-2/Il-4-independent growth and proliferation of T cells.

interleukin-9 (IL-9)

a glycoprotein that helps induce the growth of some helper T cell clones but not of cytotoxic T cell clones.

IL9

A gene on chromosome 5q31.1 that encodes interleukin-9, a cytokine which regulates various haematopoietic cells, stimulating cell proliferation and preventing apoptosis. IL9 acts via interleukin 9 receptor (IL9R), which activates different signal transducer and activator (STAT) proteins, linking it to various biological processes.
 
Molecular pathology
IL9 is a candidate gene for asthma.

in·ter·leu·kin-9

(in'tĕr-lū'kin)
A cytokine derived from T cells that causes growth and proliferation of T cells.

interleukin-9

A CYTOKINE produced by T LYMPHOCYTES (T cells) that promotes the growth and proliferation of T cells.