Summary of IL2

The gene codes for a protein, interleukin 2. It plays a role in the proliferation of T and B lymphocytes [R].

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The Function of IL2

Produced by T-cells in response to antigenic or mitogenic stimulation, this protein is required for T-cell proliferation and other activities crucial to regulation of the immune response. Can stimulate B-cells, monocytes, lymphokine-activated killer cells, natural killer cells, and glioma cells.

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T-cell growth factor

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