What does IL2 mean in Oncology?

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InterLeukin 2

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Interleukin 2
Interleukin 2 is an interleukin, a type of cytokine signaling molecule in the immune system. It is a protein that regulates the activities of white blood cells that are responsible for immunity. IL-2 is part of the body's natural response to microbial infection, and in discriminating between foreign and "self". IL-2 mediates its effects by binding to IL-2 receptors, which are expressed by lymphocytes.

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