Interleukin-12. Definition

Medical Definition: Interleukin-12

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

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