Receptors interleukin-6

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receptors, interleukin-6

(Science: chemical) receptors present on t cells, mitogen-activated b-cells, peripheral monocytes, and some macrophage- and B-cell-derived tumour cell types. The receptor is a strongly glycosylated protein of 80 kD and a length of 468 amino acids.

Pharmacological action: growth inhibitors.