Medical Definition of Interleukin-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)



Lexicographical Neighbors of Interleukin-6

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
interleukin-5
interleukin-6 (current term)
interleukin-7
interleukin-8
interleukin-9
interleukine
interleukins
interlevel
interlexeme
interlexemic
interlexical
interlibrary
interline
interlineal
interlinear
interlinearies

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