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Receptors interleukin-1

receptors, interleukin-1

specific molecular sites or structures on cells with which interleukin-1 reacts or to which it binds to modify the function of the cells. The il-1 receptor on t-lymphocytes and fibroblasts is composed of a single polypeptide chain that binds both il-1 alpha and il-1 beta. The molecular weight of this high-affinity receptor is believed to be 80 kD.


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Re: Cytokine - Receptor concepts

... that might help. There are usually more than one receptor for a type of interleukin on the cell surface, however some interleukins, when they are bound cause the cell to express more receptors of a particular type of interleukin, and so increasing the chance of binding ...

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by Nataly56
Thu Jul 14, 2011 7:47 am
 
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Cytokine - Receptor concepts

... questions. Here i am asking about the binding of the cytokines to their receptors on the cell surface. I've faced with texts like for example interleukin-12 binds to its receptor on T cells and initiates a change in the cell performance. ...

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by Saham
Fri May 21, 2010 5:22 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Cytokine - Receptor concepts
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