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A cytokine (CT-1, 201 aa) of the IL6 cytokine family. Binds to and activates the IL-6 signal transducer/gp130 receptor and will induce the synthesis of acute phase proteins in hepatocytes. In vitro will induce hypertrophy of cardiac myocytes.

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