(= IL-13) Lackie Cytokine (12.4 kD) with anti-inflammatory activity. Produced by activated T-cells; inhibits IL6 production by monocytes and also the production of other pro-inflammatory cytokines such as TNF- a, IL-1, IL-8. Stimulates B-cells. Gene is located in cluster of genes on human chromosome 5q that also has IL-4 gene.
<cytokine> A T-lymphocyte-derived cytokine that produces proliferation, immunoglobulin isotype switching, and immunoglobulin production by immature B-lymphocytes. ... It appears to play a role in regulating inflammatory and immune responses and has anti-inflammatory activity. ... Produced by activated T-cells, inhibits IL-6 production by mono...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20973
Type: Term Pronunciation: in′tĕr-lū′kin Definitions: 1. A cytokine derived from helper T-cell lymphocytes that inhibits mononuclear cell inflammation; its activity overlaps that of IL-4.Found on http://www.medilexicon.com/medicaldictionary.php?t=45102
One of a group of related proteins made by leukocytes (white blood cells) and other cells in the body. Interleukin-13 is made by a type of T lymphocyte. It reduces inflammation by blocking production of cytokines by macrophages. It also increases the number and activity of B lymphocytes. Interleukin-13 made in the laboratory is used as a biological...Found on http://www.cancer.gov/dictionary?expand=I
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