Interleukin 2 (IL-2)

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Title: Interleukin 2 (IL-2)
Description: When a T cell encounters a foreign antigen, the resting T cell becomes activated. Activated T cells secrete IL-2 and express IL-2 receptors. IL-2 promotes the growth of normal T cells, which help defend the body against cancer.
Topics/Categories: Treatment -- Chemotherapy
Type: Color, Illustration
Source: National Cancer Institute
Creator: Unknown Illustrator
AV Number: AV-8805-3461
Date Created: May 1988
Date Added: January 1, 2001
Reuse Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and can be freely reused. Please credit the source and, where possible, the creator listed above.