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Chemical Interleukin-18

Name Interleukin-18
Equivalent Terms IFN gamma Inducing Factor | IFN-gamma Inducing Factor | IFN-gamma-Inducing Factor | IL18 | IL-18 | Inducing Factor, IFN-gamma | Inducing Factor, Interferon-gamma | Interferon gamma Inducing Factor | Interferon-gamma Inducing Factor | Interferon-gamma-Inducing Factor | Interleukin 18
Definition 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.
Curation Status No associations have been curated for this chemical yet.
MeSH® ID D020382
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Interleukin-18
  EGF-IL-18 fusion protein, mouse
  interleukin 18 protein, human