A factor produced by T-lymphocytes, monocytes/macrophages, fibroblasts, hepatocytes. Induces growth and differentiation of T- and B-lymphocytes, hepatocytes, keratinocytes and nerve cells. Stimulates the production of acute phase proteins by the liver. Abbrev IL-6.

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