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Interleukin-18: biological properties and clinical implications.

Interleukin-18: biological properties and clinical implications. IL-18, originally identified as interferon-gamma inducing factor (IGIF), is related to the IL-1 family in terms of its structure, processing, receptor, signal transduction pathway and pro-inflammatory properties. IL-18 is also functionally related to IL-12, as it induces the production of Th1 cytokines and participates in cell-mediated immune cytotoxicity. This review summarizes the recent advances in the understanding of IL-18 structure, processing, receptor expression and immunoregulatory functions, and focuses on the role of IL-18 modulation in tumours, infections, and autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European cytokine network Pubmed

Interleukin-18: biological properties and clinical implications.

European cytokine network , Volume 11 (1): 12 – Apr 5, 2000

Interleukin-18: biological properties and clinical implications.


Abstract

IL-18, originally identified as interferon-gamma inducing factor (IGIF), is related to the IL-1 family in terms of its structure, processing, receptor, signal transduction pathway and pro-inflammatory properties. IL-18 is also functionally related to IL-12, as it induces the production of Th1 cytokines and participates in cell-mediated immune cytotoxicity. This review summarizes the recent advances in the understanding of IL-18 structure, processing, receptor expression and immunoregulatory functions, and focuses on the role of IL-18 modulation in tumours, infections, and autoimmune and inflammatory diseases.

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ISSN
1148-5493
pmid
10705295

Abstract

IL-18, originally identified as interferon-gamma inducing factor (IGIF), is related to the IL-1 family in terms of its structure, processing, receptor, signal transduction pathway and pro-inflammatory properties. IL-18 is also functionally related to IL-12, as it induces the production of Th1 cytokines and participates in cell-mediated immune cytotoxicity. This review summarizes the recent advances in the understanding of IL-18 structure, processing, receptor expression and immunoregulatory functions, and focuses on the role of IL-18 modulation in tumours, infections, and autoimmune and inflammatory diseases.

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European cytokine networkPubmed

Published: Apr 5, 2000

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