interleukin 2

1. Immunol.a lymphokine protein, secreted by T cells in response to antigen and interleukin 1, that stimulates the proliferation of T cells.
2. Pharm.a form of this protein produced by genetic engineering and used experimentally in immunotherapy. Abbr.: IL-2 Cf. LAK cell.

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