InterLeukins (IL-#)

A large group of Cytokines (IL-1 to IL-35) produced mainly by Leukocytes, although some are made by PolyMorphoNuclear Phagocytes, or by Auxiliary Cells.

They have a variety of functions, but most are involved in directing other Immune Cells to divide and differentiate. Each IL acts on a specific, limited group of cells that express the correct Receptor for that InterLeukin.

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