Medical Definition of Interleukin-13

1. 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 monocytes and also the production of other pro inflammatory cytokines such as TNF, IL-1, IL-8. Stimulates B-cells. Gene is located in cluster of genes on human chromosome 5q that also has IL-4 gene. Acronym: IL-13 (12 Dec 1998)



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interleave
interleaved
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interleavings
interlegislative
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interleukin
interleukin-1
interleukin-10
interleukin-11
interleukin-12
interleukin-13 (current term)
interleukin-14
interleukin-15
interleukin-16
interleukin-1 converting enzyme
interleukin-2
interleukin-3
interleukin-4
interleukin-5
interleukin-6
interleukin-7
interleukin-8
interleukin-9
interleukine
interleukins

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