IL-7. Definition

Medical Definition: IL-7

Protein that is part of a group made by leukocytes (white blood cells) and other body cells. The IL-7 is made by cells that cover and support organs, glands and other structures in the body. Causes the growth of T cells and B cells IL-7 produced in the laboratory is used in the treatment of cancer as a biological response modifier to boost the immune system. It is a type of cytokine. It is a type of cytokine. Also called interleukin-7 and lymphopoietin-1.

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