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Receptors interleukin-1

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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.