Interleukin 12 (IL-12):SFAF
a cytokine produced by lymphocytes (e.g.,
monocytes, macrophages, dendritic cells, neutrophils) that activates natural
killer cells and cytotoxic T-lymphocytes and induces the production of
interferon-gamma. IL-12 is associated with the cell-mediated (TH1) immune
response. Recombinant IL-12 is under study as a immunomodulatory treatment
for HIV disease.
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