Summary

This gene encodes a proinflammatory cytokine that increases natural killer cell activity in spleen cells, and stimulates interferon gamma production in T-helper type I cells (R). 


Function

Augments natural killer cell activity in spleen cells and stimulates interferon gamma production in T-helper type I cells.

Protein names

Recommended name:

Interleukin-18

Short name:

IL-18

Alternative name(s):

Iboctadekin
Interferon gamma-inducing factor
IFN-gamma-inducing factor
Interleukin-1 gamma
IL-1 gamma

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