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Interleukin-18

A cytokine which resembles IL-1 structurally and IL-12 functionally. It enhances the cytotoxic activity of NK CELLS and CYTOTOXIC T-LYMPHOCYTES, and appears to play a role both as neuroimmunomodulator and in the induction of mucosal immunity.

Year introduced: 1999

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Tree Number(s): D12.644.276.374.465.518, D12.776.467.374.465.518, D23.529.374.465.518

MeSH Unique ID: D020382

Entry Terms:

  • Interleukin 18
  • IFN-gamma-Inducing Factor
  • IL-18
  • Interferon-gamma Inducing Factor
  • Inducing Factor, Interferon-gamma
  • Interferon gamma Inducing Factor
  • Interferon-gamma-Inducing Factor
  • IFN-gamma Inducing Factor
  • IFN gamma Inducing Factor
  • Inducing Factor, IFN-gamma
  • IL18

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