IL-12. Definition

Medical Definition: IL-12

It belongs to a group of related proteins made by leukocytes (white blood cells) and other body cells. Mainly B lymphocytes and macrophages produce IL-12. Makes other immune cells and cytokines manufacturing T lymphocytes grow. You can also block the growth of new blood vessels. The IL-12 produced in the laboratory is used in the treatment of cancer as a biological response modifier to boost the immune system. The IL-12 is a type of cytokine. Also called interleukin-12.

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