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interleukin-4

Pronunciation: in'ter-lu'kin

Definition: A cytokine derived from T4 lymphocytes that causes differentiation of B lymphocytes. Promotes Ig class switch and production of IgE. It stimulates DNA biosynthesis.

Synonym(s): B-cell differentiating factor

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