Medical Definition of Interleukin-4

1. A soluble cytokine factor produced by activated T-lymphocytes that promotes antibody production by causing proliferation and differentiation of B-cells. Interleukin-4 induces the expression of class II major histocompatibility complex and fc receptors on B-cells. It also acts on T-lymphocytes, mast cell lines, and several other haematopoietic lineage cells including granulocyte, megakaryocyte, and erythroid precursors, as well as macrophages. Acronym: IL-4 (12 Dec 1998)



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interlending
interlends
interlent
interleukin
interleukin-1
interleukin-10
interleukin-11
interleukin-12
interleukin-13
interleukin-14
interleukin-15
interleukin-16
interleukin-1 converting enzyme
interleukin-2
interleukin-3
interleukin-4 (current term)
interleukin-5
interleukin-6
interleukin-7
interleukin-8
interleukin-9
interleukine
interleukins
interlevel
interlexeme
interlexemic
interlexical
interlibrary
interline
interlineal

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