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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A lot of research has been carried out on creatine and interleukin role in and/or after HIE but this is for the first time that a relationship between interleukin levels in blood sera and administration of different concentrations of Cr as a treatment for HI has been established.
Blood was centrifuged for ten minutes at 13000 rpm and plasma was separated for biochemical analysis of cytokines (IL- 6 and IL-18) through enzyme-linked immunoabsorbent assay ELISA by using the diagnostic kits [MBL for interleukin-18 and Invitrogen CMC0063 for interleukin 6] following manufacturer's recommendations.
More recently, interleukin 2 (IL2) engendered enthusiastic support.
Even if the new interleukin, too, falls short of its therapeutic potential, it nevertheless "is creating a huge stir in immunology," says Thomas A.
These interleukins may compete for the available gamma chains.
This interleukin regulates B-cells and also stimulates the growth of T-cells.