IL-5 is an interleukin produced by T helper-2 cells and mast cells. Its functions are to stimulate B cell growth and increase immunoglobulin secretion. Interleukins are a group of cytokines that are expressed by white blood cells (leukocytes, hence the -leukin) as a means of communication (inter-). The function of the immune system depends in a large part on interleukins, and rare deficiencies of a number of them have been described, all featuring autoimmune... A T helper cell (or TH cell), is a T cell (a type of white blood cell or leukocyte) that only plays a role in the adaptive immune system. ... A mast cell (or mastocyte) is a resident cell of connective tissue that contains many granules rich in histamine and heparin. ... B cells are lymphocytes that play a large role in the humoral immune response (as opposed to the cell-mediated immune response). ... Schematic of antibody binding to an antigen An antibody is a protein complex used by the immune system to identify and neutralize foreign objects like bacteria and viruses. ...
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IL-1 | IL-2 | IL-3 | IL-4 | IL-5 | IL-6 | IL-7 | IL-8 | IL-9 | IL-10 | IL-11 | IL-12 | IL-13 | IL-14 | IL-15 | IL-16 | IL-17 | IL-18 | IL-19 | IL-20 | IL-21 | IL-22 | IL-23 | IL-24 | IL-25 Interleukins are a group of cytokines that are expressed by white blood cells (leukocytes, hence the -leukin) as a means of communication (inter-). The function of the immune system depends in a large part on interleukins, and rare deficiencies of a number of them have been described, all featuring autoimmune... Interleukin-1 (IL-1) is secreted by the macrophages, monocytes and dendritic cells. ... Interleukin-2 (IL-2) is an interleukin, a type of biological response modifier, a substance that can improve the bodys natural response to disease. ... Interleukin-3 (IL-3) is an interleukin, a type of biological signal (cytokine) that can improve the bodys natural response to disease as part of the immune system. ... Interleukin-4, abreviated IL-4, is a lymphokine that stimulates the proliferation of activated B-cells and T-cells, among other effects. ... Interleukin-6 (IL-6) is a pro-inflammatory cytokine secreted by T cells and macrophages to stimulate immune response to trauma, especially burns or other tissue damage leading to inflammation. ... Interleukin-8 (IL-8) is a chemokine produced by macrophages and other cell types such as epithelial cells. ... Interleukin 9 (IL-9) is a cytokine produced by T-cells and specifically by CD4+ helper cells. ... Interleukin-10 (IL-10 or IL10), also known as human cytokine synthesis inhibitory factor (CSIF), is an anti-inflammatory cytokine, capable of inhibiting synthesis of pro-inflammatory cytokines like IFN-gamma, IL-2, IL-3, TNFα and GM-CSF by cells such as macrophages and Th1 cells. ... Interleukin 12 (IL-12) is an interleukin that are naturally produced by macrophages and human B-lymphoblastoid cells (NC-37)in response to antigenic stimulation. ... Stimulates growth and differentiation of B-Cells, inhibits Th1 cells and the production of macrophage inflamatory cytokines, stimulates class switching to IgG1 and IgE. Categories: | | | ...
Interleukins, generally speaking make things more attractive to other immune cells. They are collectively termed cytokines and are found in a variety of different families
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