interleukin

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any of several lymphokines that promote macrophages and killer T cells and B cells and other components of the immune system

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Allergic inflammation induced by allergen inhalation is associated with high levels of Th2 cytokines IL-4, IL-5, IL-13 and elevated numbers of eosinophils in the BALF [21].
Lee YC, Lee KH, Lee HB, Rhee YK (2001) Serum levels of interleukins (IL)-4, IL-5, IL-13, and interferon-gamma in acute asthma.
PCR primers for rat glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase (G3PDH), IL-1, IL-6, TNF-[Alpha], IL-2, and IFN-[Gamma] were purchased commercially from Clontech (Palo Alto, CA); PCR primers for rat IL-4 and IL-5 were synthesized by the core facility of the Human Studies Division at the U.
To investigate the effect of feed restriction on the balance of Th1 and Th2 cytokines, the protein levels of IL-2, IFN[Gamma], IL-4, and IL-10 in serum and in BAL fluid as well as the mRNA levels of IL-2, IFN[Gamma], IL-4, and IL-5 in pulmonary lymph nodes were assessed.
The IL-5 receptor is implicated in eosinophilia which, in turn, is historically ascribed to allergic diseases including dermatitis, eczema, rhinitis, conjunctivitis and extrinsic asthma.