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IL3 - dependent (Dec/05/2006 )

someone talk to me about cell which are IL-3 dependent.

what does it means?



Interleukin-3 is a cytokine secreted by activated T cells to support growth and differentiation of T cells from the bone marrow in an immune response. It supports the proliferation of hematopoietic cells. It is involved in a variety of cell activities such as cell growth, differentiation and apoptosis. IL-3 also posseses neurotrophic activity, and it may be associated with neurologic disorders

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