What is IL-3?

The cytokine interleukin 3 (IL-3) is mainly produced by activated T cells. IL-3 is also called multi-lineage-colony stimulating factor since it induces the growth and differentiation of many cells. IL-3 also activates mast cells, eosinophils, basophils, and macrophages.

Alternative analyte names:Interleukin 3, IL-3, IL3, colony-stimulating factor, multi-CSF, mast cell growth factor, MULTI-CSF
Cell types:T cell, Th2
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