What is IL-5?

Interleukin 5 (IL-5) is a pleiotropic cytokine primarily produced by T and NK cells.  IL-5 specifically controls the survival, differentiation, and chemotaxis of eosinophils. But initially, IL-5 was characterized by its ability to support the growth and terminal differentiation of B cells.

Alternative analyte names:Interleukin-5, IL-5, IL5, BCGF-2
Cell types:T cell, Th2, NK cell
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