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What makes interleukin-2 and what makes interferon gamma? Are they both made by t-lymphocytes?

What makes interleukin-2 and what makes interferon gamma? Are they both made by t-lymphocytes?

Yes: Interleukin 2 (aldesleukin) is made by t-cells and is important for the growth of other t-cells. Interferon gamma is made by both t cells and natural killer cells and is part of the innate immune response. ...Read more

Dr. Steve Martinez
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Interleukin 2 (Definition)

Interleukin-2 is a cancer-related immune system affecting agent which is a ...Read more


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Is Interleukin IL-6 typically elevated with advanced stage lymphoma???

Is Interleukin IL-6 typically elevated with advanced stage lymphoma???

Lymphoma: If you have advanced stage lymphoma, the IL-6 level will not make or break the diagnosis. IL-6 is an inflammatory cytokine and anything from infection to arthritis can increase levels. ...Read more

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What is interleukin 12?

What is interleukin 12?

Signaling molecule: Interleukin-12 (il-12) is known as a cytokine, which are small cell-signaling protein molecules that are secreted by numerous cells and are used extensively in intercellular communication. Il-12 is secreted by certain types of immune cells (such as dendritic cells) to regulate other members of the immune cells (for example, natural killer (nk) cells). ...Read more

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Why is interleukin important?

Why is interleukin important?

Interleukins: One of a large group of proteins produced mainly by t cells and in some cases by mononuclear phagocytes or other cells. Interleukins participate in communication among leukocytes and are important in the inflammatory response. Most interleukins direct other cells to divide and differentiate. Each acts on a particular group of cells that have receptors specific to that interleukin. ...Read more

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What are EPO and interleukin-11?

What are EPO and interleukin-11?

Important proteins: Epo (erythropoietin) is a key hormone (made by kidneys in adults, liver in babies) in stimulating/signalling the production of red blood cells--it is used to treat anemia in folks wth kidney failure. Interleukin-11 is a cellular protein encoded by the gene il-11 and is important is regulation of a megakaryocyte--the cell which makes platelets. Very complex processes. Have fun learning. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is interleukin 6 (IL-6) elevated in lymphoma?

Is interleukin 6 (IL-6) elevated in lymphoma?

IL6: IL6 is a blood marker of inflammation. It can be seen elevated in some cases of lymphoma or be elevated in other medical conditions not necessarily lymphoma. ...Read more

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Does interleukin inhibit or turn down the immune response?

Does interleukin inhibit or turn down the immune response?

Interleukins: One of a large group of proteins produced mainly by t cells and in some cases by mononuclear phagocytes or other cells. Interleukins participate in communication among leukocytes and are important in the inflammatory response. Most interleukins direct other cells to divide and differentiate. Each acts on a particular group of cells that have receptors specific to that interleukin. ...Read more

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Is interleukin-1 increased in fever?

Is interleukin-1 increased in fever?

IL 1: Interleukins are cytokines. These are chemical substances released by one cell (often inflammatory), which influence the behavior of other cells. Several interleukins, particularly il 1, are known as pyrogens, in that they may induce fever. Since the interactions among these are quite complex it is possible that the fever was induced by one pyrogen which also caused release of il 1. ...Read more

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Results of trial of proleukin (aldesleukin) in recent onset type 1 diabetes?

Results of trial of proleukin (aldesleukin) in recent onset type 1 diabetes?

Ongoing Study: According to clinicaltrials. Gov, the phase I trial is still on-going; there are no results yet. ...Read more

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Can phase I trial of proleukin (aldesleukin) and Rapamune lead to type 1 diabetes?

Can phase I trial of proleukin (aldesleukin) and Rapamune lead to type 1 diabetes?

NIH study: The combination of these drugs is being studied in adult patients already diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. The thought is that the combination might help slow down the progress of diabetes. The study isn't complete yet. If there is another phase 1 trial using these drugs in a different study, the investigator should be approached with your question. ...Read more

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Phase I trial of proleukin (aldesleukin) and Rapamune in recent onset type 1 diabetes, what to do?

Phase I trial of proleukin (aldesleukin) and Rapamune in recent onset type 1 diabetes, what to do?

Phase I trials: This is a question best asked of your endocrine specialist. I suppose you are contemplating entering the trial? Do your research and make sure that your questions are answered, be sure that you are willing to make the necessary time commitment. Discuss with family and trusted peers/friends before deciding to join a study.
http://clinicaltrials. Gov/show/NCT00525889 ...Read more

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Any good results from the phase I trial of proleukin (aldesleukin) and Rapamune in recent onset type 1 diabetes?

Any good results from the phase I trial of proleukin (aldesleukin) and Rapamune in recent onset type 1 diabetes?

Probably not: It appears that a phase 1 trial of these medications was attempted in 2007, but results were never published. This probably means that the trial was abandoned. Years ago, another immunosuppressive med was used (cyclosporin) to treat early Type 1 diabetes and was successful in preserving pancreatic function. However further studies were abandoned because of excessive toxicity of this class of med ...Read more

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Is it safe for a two year old to take any over-the-counter medication?

Is it safe for a two year old to take any over-the-counter medication?

Safety first: Depends what medication we are talking about. Since we don't know the long term effects of most drugs it's best to be cautious. ...Read more

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What could be the best medication for a two year old rashes due to tropical high temperatures?

What could be the best medication for a two year old rashes due to tropical high temperatures?

Heat rash: A low concentration Hydrocortisone cream or ointment (. 05-1%) should help. Also corn starch powder (johnson's baby powder) helps ease out the itch. ...Read more

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I accidentally just took two 40mg famotidine pills, confused one for my other medication. Am I in danger?

I accidentally just took two 40mg famotidine pills, confused one for my other medication. Am I in danger?

If you were a mouse: If you were a mouse then, by taking that extra pill of famotidine you may've severely blocked ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament of the spine but in the human condition.....you're good to go....unless you weigh as much as a mouse. If you'd like to talk about it at all you may look me up at: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi Use Key Code: PDXFNR ...Read more

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Can you suddenly stop taking Depakote after two weeks at 750mg? Medication was prescribed as a mood stabilizer.

Can you suddenly stop taking Depakote after two weeks at 750mg? Medication was prescribed as a mood stabilizer.

No: Everyone's body chemistry and drug tolerance/sensitivity is different. Whenever possible is best to titrate off psych meds, meaning take one every other day for a week and then one every three days the following in your case. Additionally always let your physician know what you're doing so s/he can better assist you when you go back for your next apt. ...Read more

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I'm on medication for deressionand for an anxiety disorer I can't speak in groups of more than two people im afraid im always wrong?

I'm on medication for deressionand for an anxiety disorer I can't speak in groups of more than two people im afraid im always wrong?

Psychotherapy: Medications can help anxiety and depression, but the best results come along with psychotherapy. Your fear of public speaking is very common. This along with your feeling of being "always wrong" can be helped with cognitive behavioral psychotherapy. Many therapists do this kind of work. If your psychiatrist does not offer psychotherapy, ask for a referral. ...Read more

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I have been taking medication for a UTI for over two weeks. The pain is a lot worse and it isn't clearing up. What could that mean?

I have been taking medication for a UTI for over two weeks. The pain is a lot worse and it isn't clearing up. What could that mean?

UTI symptoms: A woman with UTI symptoms that don't quickly clear up with a standard urinary antibiotic should see a gyn specialist. There are resistant bacteria strains that can be detected on a urine culture and other conditions that can be diagnosed by exam. ...Read more

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I was prescribed Levofloxacin and cant have iron within two hours. Are there any low iron foods I can eat before taking my medication?

I was prescribed Levofloxacin and cant have iron within two hours. Are there any low iron foods I can eat before taking my medication?

Levofloxacin: It is important to take oral levofloxacin at least 2 hours before or 2 hours after any antacid or mineral supplement containing iron, calcium, zinc, or magnesium since these bind levofloxacin and prevent its absorption into the body. Dietary intake of foods should not significantly alter the uptake of this medication. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is there any medication that I can take to stop my spotting while on depo? Also any way to lose wieght (gained over 10lbs on two months)?

Is there any medication that I can take to stop my spotting while on depo? Also any way to lose wieght (gained over 10lbs on two months)?

Yes: You can change your contraception or add birth control pills. Weight gain is a common side effect of Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone). Consider an IUD if these symptoms are bothering you. ...Read more

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Have PCOD since age 12. Presently 34 married with two kids. Don't plan to have more kids. Do I need to continue PCOD medication forever?

Have PCOD since age 12. Presently 34 married with two kids. Don't plan to have more kids. Do I need to continue PCOD medication forever?

Talk to a GYN MD: This is something that requires an extensive discussion of your future need for childbearing, the state of your general health, and whether you can tolerate the symptoms of PCOS without medication or not. You need to discuss this with a GYN MD who knows your history and has done an examination. ...Read more

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I'm two different people on or off ssri medication and am now doubting all decision making as result of on or off medication. What's going on?

I'm two different people on or off ssri medication and am now doubting all decision making as result of on or off medication. What's going on?

SSRI: If your going on and off ssri's you may be causing reactions if you are not titrating over a fixed period of time regulated by your doctor. Consult with an experienced psychiatrist to evaluate which medications if any are necessary. Also consider psychotherapy as meds are seldom enough to overcome depression, it is necessary to learn new ways of coping and lessening the criticism of your self voic. ...Read more

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I feel nausea and full but I didn't eat alot. I'm not in medication and im not allergic of anything. I actually take pepto two dose and it don't work.

I feel nausea and full but I didn't eat alot. I'm not in medication and im not allergic of anything. I actually take pepto two dose and it don't work.

Stomach issues: You don't mention if you smoke or drink, and or if you are taking any medications. Also, are you eating mostly fried fatty food? . All these can worsen your symptoms. If your symptoms are not resolved in a day or two, you need to go see your doctor. ...Read more

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Missing period I went from every month to evry other month now it's been on two months neg pt not bf or on bc and no medication that would affect it.

Missing period I went from every month to evry other month now it's been on two months neg pt not bf or on bc and no medication that would affect it.

You: You are experiencing irregular periods. This may be due to anovulation, which basically means you may not be ovulating. When ovulation stops a hormonal imbalance occurs in your body, which ultimately leads to a thickened uterine lining. This lining is eventually shed t (your period) however this happens in an abnormal pattern, as in your case.,
reasons for anovulation are:
sudden weight fluctuations (increase or decrease)
stress/anxiety
polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos)
thyroid disorders. Etc
i recommend you consult your primary care provider or gynecologist for a work up of your irregular periods.
Good luck. ...Read more

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No I don't take Dulcolax continually I take it 3 times a week and started since two weeks was under medication but no use nothing chaged + I walk dai?

No I don't take Dulcolax continually I take it 3 times a week and started since two weeks was under medication but no use nothing chaged + I walk dai?

Try a stimulant: I like a stimulant plus a stool softener, e.g. Peri-colace. Not sure why you are taking a laxative. Symptoms like these are best determined by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on the findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more

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I've always had weight issues, I've tried all sorts of diets, exercise etc and even two types of medication which my doctor prescribed but im still ve?

I've always had weight issues, I've tried all sorts of diets, exercise etc and even two types of medication which my doctor prescribed but im still ve?

Try juicing: Watch the documentaries called fat sick ; bearly dead or fork over knives they are offered on netflix. They really opened me up to diet and understanding what's in our food that causes obesity. ...Read more

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Stopped Lexapro (escitalopram) 10 mg cold turkey two days ago in a spell of medication amivalence. Too late to resume taking it? Is it still in my system?

Stopped Lexapro (escitalopram) 10 mg cold turkey two days ago in a spell of medication amivalence. Too late to resume taking it? Is it still in my system?

Depends: How long the drug may remain in your system is dependent on many factors. An important issue for the length on time you were taking the drug. Keep in mind that abruptly discontinuing a drug like Lexapro (escitalopram) can be hazardous. Contact your physician for restarting concern. S. ...Read more

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Aldesleukin (Definition)

Aldesleukin is a cancer-related immune system affecting agent which is a ...Read more