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What is interleukin 12?
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Dr. Scott Diede
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
In brief: 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).

In brief: 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).
Dr. Scott Diede
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