interleukin-10medical dictionary


A factor produced by Th2 helper T-cells, some B-cells and LPS activated monocytes.

It is a coregulator of mast cell growth. It is produced by T-cells and B-cells and shows extensive homology with the Epstein-Barr virus bcrfi gene.

Chemical name: Cytokine formation-inhibiting factor (mouse clone F115 protein moiety reduced)

Acronym: IL-10

(12 Dec 1998)