Medical Definition of Il-6

1. A cytokine that stimulates the growth and differentiation of human B-cells and is also a growth factor for hybridomas and plasmacytomas. It is produced by many different cells including T-cells, monocytes, and fibroblasts. A single chain 25 kD cytokine originally described as a pre B-cell growth factor, now known to have effects on a number of other cells including T-cells which are also stimulated to proliferate. An inducer of acute phase proteins and a colony-stimulating factor acting on mouse bone marrow. Acronym: IL-6 (12 Dec 1998)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Il-6

IKIWISI
IKR
IL
IL-1
IL-10
IL-11
IL-12
IL-13
IL-14
IL-15
IL-16
IL-2
IL-3
IL-4
IL-5
IL-6
IL-7
IL-8
IL-9
ILA
ILEC
ILM
ILO
ILPC
ILS
ILY
IM
IMAG
IMAO
IMAP

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