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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.

Year introduced: 1990

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Tree Number(s): D12.644.276.374.465.186, D12.776.467.374.465.178, D23.529.374.465.186

MeSH Unique ID: D015847

Registry Number: 207137-56-2

Entry Terms:

  • Interleukin 4
  • B Cell Stimulatory Factor-1
  • B Cell Stimulatory Factor 1
  • B-Cell Growth Factor-1
  • B Cell Growth Factor 1
  • B-Cell Growth Factor-I
  • B Cell Growth Factor I
  • B-Cell Proliferating Factor
  • B Cell Proliferating Factor
  • B-Cell Stimulating Factor-1
  • B Cell Stimulating Factor 1
  • B-Cell Stimulatory Factor 1
  • B-Cell Stimulatory Factor-1
  • BCGF-1
  • Binetrakin
  • BSF-1
  • IL-4
  • IL4
  • Mast Cell Growth Factor-2
  • Mast Cell Growth Factor 2
  • MCGF-2

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