Dictionary » I » Il-4

Il-4

Il-4 --> interleukin-4

(Science: cytokine) a soluble cytokine factor produced by activated t-lymphocytes that promotes antibody production by causing proliferation and differentiation of b-cells.

Interleukin-4 induces the expression of class ii major histocompatibility complex and fc receptors on b-cells. It also acts on t-lymphocytes, mast cell lines, and several other haematopoietic lineage cells including granulocyte, megakaryocyte, and erythroid precursors, as well as macrophages.

Acronym: il-4


Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page



This page was last modified 21:16, 3 October 2005. This page has been accessed 1,570 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link