Interleukin-2 biology and immunology

  • Giorgio Parmiani
  • Carlo Gambacorti-Passerini


Interleukin-2 (IL-2), formerly known as T Cell growth factor, is a 15 KD inducible glycoprotein synthesized by T lymphocytes and plays a pivotal role in the lymphocyte activation network. In particular, IL-2 represents the most important growth factor for T lymphocytes and NK cells.


Natural Killer Cell Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Mitogenic Effect Large Granular Lymphocyte Natural Killer Cell Stimulatory Factor 
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  • Carlo Gambacorti-Passerini

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