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It is a protein that regulates the activities of white blood cells (leukocytes, often lymphocytes) that are responsible for immunity. IL-2 is part of the body’s natural response to microbial infection, and in discriminating between foreign (“non-self”) and “self”.
A substance that our bodies naturally produce which can improve the body’s natural response to infection and disease that enhances the ability of the immune system to kill tumor cells.
IL-2 is a protein cytokine produced primarily by T-helper lymphocytes in response to infection. IL-2 signals T cell proliferation and antibody secretion by B cells. IL-2 therapy is approved for treatment of certain types of cancer and is being studied for treatment of other medical conditions.
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