Interleukin 2: the molecule and its function.

  title={Interleukin 2: the molecule and its function.},
  author={Richard J. Robb},
  journal={Immunology today},
  volume={5 7},
IL2 plays an essential role in triggering proliferation of activated T cells, a response mediated by interaction of the factor with a high-affinity membrane receptor. IL2 also influences a number of other cellular responses, including natural killer cell activity and antibody secretion. Thus, directly or indirectly, IL2 has the properties of both a growth factor and a differentiation signal. Both IL2 and its receptor have been purified to homogeneity and extensively characterized at the… CONTINUE READING

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