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interleukin-12

Pronunciation: in'ter-lu'kin

Definition: A cytokine derived from B lymphocytes and macrophages that induces ?-interferon (IFN?) gene expression and IL-2 in T lymphocytes and natural killer cells and down-regulates Th2 cytokines.

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