Interleukin-6. Definition

Medical Definition: Interleukin-6

It belongs to a group of proteins produced by leukocytes (white blood cells) and other body cells. Some T cells produce mainly interleukin-6. It makes the B linfoticitos develop more antibodies and also causes fever by affecting the brain areas that control the temperature. Interleukin-6 produced in the laboratory is used in the treatment of cancer as a biological response modifier to boost the immune system. Interleukin-6 is a type of cytokine. Also called IL-6.

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