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interleukin-4
(Science: cytokine) a soluble cytokine factor produced by activated t-lymphocytes that promotes antibody production by causing proliferation and differentiation of b-cells.
Interleukin-4 induces the expression of class ii major histocompatibility complex and fc receptors on b-cells. It also acts on t-lymphocytes, mast cell lines, and several other haematopoietic lineage cells including granulocyte, megakaryocyte, and erythroid precursors, as well as macrophages.
Acronym: il-4


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