Cite this page: Interleukins. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/stainsinterleukins.html. Accessed September 21st, 2017.
Definition / general
- Soluble factors which stimulate growth-related activities of leukocytes as well as other cell types
- Enhance cell proliferation and differentiation, DNA synthesis, secretion of other biologically active molecules and responses to immune and inflammatory stimuli
- Promote survival of resting T cells which do not proliferate in response to IL-2, 4 or 7
- IL 2, 4 and 7 receptors share a common gamma chain