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interleukin-6


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(IL-6)

An immunoregulatory cytokine (BCSF, interferon-β2, 185 aa) that is an important mediator of fever and of the acute phase response. The receptor has a ligand-binding α chain (CD126, 468 aa), and the signal-transducing component (gp130; CD130, 918 aa) which is shared with receptors for other members of the interleukin-6 cytokine family.

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