The role of interleukin 15 in mounting an immune response against microbial infections

Yasunobu Yoshikai, Hitoshi Nishimura

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    Interleukin (IL)-15 is a recently described cytokine that resembles IL-2 in its biological activities, stimulating natural killer cells, T cells and B cells to proliferate, secrete cytokines, and exhibit increased cytotoxicities or produce antibody IL-15 also exerts unique functions such as stimulation of phagocytes, maintenance of mast cells and migration of activated/memory T cells. IL-15 is involved in protection against infections with a variety of microbes through not only activating innate immunity but also mounting adaptive immunity. (C) 2000 Editions scientifiques et medicales Elsevier SAS.

    本文言語英語
    ページ(範囲)381-389
    ページ数9
    ジャーナルMicrobes and Infection
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    DOI
    出版ステータス出版済み - 4 2000

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Microbiology
    • Immunology
    • Infectious Diseases

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