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Interleukin-4

Introduction: Interleukin-4

Description of Interleukin-4

Interleukin-4: lymphokine produced by antigen or mitogen activated T lymphocytes that enhances the ability of B lymphocytes to present antigen, primes B lymphocytes to proliferate in response to anti-Ig and lipopolysaccharide, and regulates the production of IgG and IgE by B lymphocytes; it also acts as a growth factor for T lymphocytes and as a maturation factor for mast cells.
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Interleukin-4: lymphokine produced by antigen or mitogen activated T lymphocytes that enhances the ability of B lymphocytes to present antigen, primes B lymphocytes to proliferate in response to anti-Ig and lipopolysaccharide, and regulates the production of IgG and IgE by B lymphocytes; it also acts as a growth factor for T lymphocytes and as a maturation factor for mast cells.
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Interleukin-4: A soluble factor produced by activated T-LYMPHOCYTES that induces the expression of MHC CLASS II GENES and FC RECEPTORS on B-LYMPHOCYTES and causes their proliferation and differentiation. It also acts on T-lymphocytes, MAST CELLS, and several other hematopoietic lineage cells.
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Interleukin-4: Related Topics

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Terms Similar to Interleukin-4:

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  • B-Cell Growth Factor-I
  • B-Cell Stimulatory Factor-1
  • Binetrakin
  • IL-4
  • Mast Cell Growth Factor-2

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Broader terms for Interleukin-4

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The term Interleukin-4 can be used for:

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The description of Interleukin-4 may also be used for the following terms:

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Hierarchical classifications of Interleukin-4

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