Interleukin-1: amino acid sequences, multiple biological activities and comparison with tumor necrosis factor (cachectin).

@article{Dinarello1986Interleukin1AA,
  title={Interleukin-1: amino acid sequences, multiple biological activities and comparison with tumor necrosis factor (cachectin).},
  author={Charles A Dinarello},
  journal={The Year in immunology},
  year={1986},
  volume={2},
  pages={68-89}
}
Interleukin-1 (IL-1) now refers to a family of polypeptides which are produced by the host in response to injury, infection, and various immunological reactions. To date, two forms have been cloned but there are likely others. Recombinant IL-1s confirm the multiple and diverse biological properties that had been described previously using natural IL-1s. In this review, the cloning approaches for are discussed; in addition, the molecular control of IL-1 synthesis and processing are considered… CONTINUE READING