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Pronunciation: in'ter-lu'kin

Definition: A cytokine derived from helper T-cell lymphocytes (Th2) that inhibits ?-interferon (IFN?) and IL-2 secretion by T-cell lymphocytes (Th1) and inhibits mononuclear cell inflammation.

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