[ in-ter-loo-kin ]
/ ˈɪn tərˌlu kɪn /
any of several proteins released from certain cells, especially macrophages, and having various effects on the activity of other cells, as promoting inflammation or enhancing T-cell proliferation. Abbreviation: IL-1
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- interleukin 2,
- interleukin 3,
Origin of interleukin 1
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