Example sentences for: interleukin

How can you use “interleukin” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • IL (Interleukin), LPS (Lipopolysaccharides), MCP-1 (Monocyte chemoattractant protein-1), MGBE (Mouse gallbladder epithelial cells), MIP-2 (Macrophage inflammatory protein-2), RANTES (Regulated on activation, normal T cell expressed and secreted), TNF-α (Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha).

  • CC = chemokine with two adjacent cysteine (C) residues near the NH 2 -terminus; CCR = CC chemokine receptor; CXC = chemokine with C separated by an amino acid defined as X; CXCR = CXC chemokine receptor; IL = interleukin; PBS = phosphate-buffered saline; RA = rheumatoid arthritis; RANTES = regulated on activation normal T cell expressed and secreted; rh = recombinant human.

  • In addition, S. aureus invasion of osteoblasts stimulates the secretion of interleukin (IL)-6, IL-12, and colony-stimulating factors [ 19 22 23 ] . These cytokines can potentially exacerbate the bone destruction already characteristic of infection by activation of osteoclasts.

  • Inflammatory cytokines such as tumor necrosis factor α (TNF α) and interleukin (IL)-6 are produced by adipocytes as well as by monocytes and macrophages, and they circulate at increased levels in individuals with obesity [5,6].

  • T helper 1 (Th1) cells have been shown to secrete interleukin 2 and interferon gamma (IFN-γ), and express a distinct repertoire of chemokine receptors such as CCR5 and CXCR3 [19,20,21].


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