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Multifunctional cytokine (28 kD) with structural and functional similarities to IL-6 and LIF (part of the GM-CSF family of cytokines). Produced by activated T-cells, inhibits tumour cell growth and induces IL-6 production by endothelial cells via the tyrosine kinase p62yes.
This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology
(11 Mar 2008)
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