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Substance Name: Interleukin 6
RN: 308067-66-5


  • A cytokine that stimulates the growth and differentiation of B-LYMPHOCYTES and is also a growth factor for HYBRIDOMAS and plasmacytomas. It is produced by many different cells including T-LYMPHOCYTES; MONOCYTES; and FIBROBLASTS.

Molecular Formula

  • Unspecified

Molecular Weight

  • 23714.1389
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Names and Synonyms

MeSH Heading

  • Interleukin-6


  • Hybridoma growth factor
  • IL 6
  • Interleukin 6
  • Interleukin-6
  • Plasmacytoma growth factor

Registry Numbers

CAS Registry Number

  • 308067-66-5

System Generated Number

  • 0308067665