Interleukin-11. Definition

Medical Definition: Interleukin-11

It belongs to a group of related proteins made by leukocytes (white blood cells) and other cells in the body. The support cells in the bone marrow produce interleukin-11. Causes the formation of various types of blood cells. The oprelvecina (interleukin-11 produced in the laboratory) is used as a biological response modifier to increase the number of platelets, especially in cancer patients receiving chemotherapy. Interleukin-11 is a type of cytokine. Also called IL-11.

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