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Interleukin-4

"Interleukin-4" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A soluble factor produced by activated T-LYMPHOCYTES that induces the expression of MHC CLASS II GENES and FC RECEPTORS on B-LYMPHOCYTES and causes their proliferation and differentiation. It also acts on T-lymphocytes, MAST CELLS, and several other hematopoietic lineage cells.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Interleukin-4" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Interleukin-4" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 739 publications over 31 distinct years, with a maximum of 52 publications in 2002
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