Summary of IL5

IL-5 is an anti-inflammatory cytokine that is part of the Th2 arm of the immune system.  It's released by T Helper 2 cells. 

The Function of IL5

Factor that induces terminal differentiation of late-developing B-cells to immunoglobulin secreting cells.

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B-cell differentiation factor I
Eosinophil differentiation factor
T-cell replacing factor

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Top Gene-Substance Interactions

IL5 Interacts with These Diseases

Substances That Increase IL5

Substances That Decrease IL5

Conditions with Increased Gene Activity

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