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Interleukin-2 (IL-2) is an interleukin, a type of biological response modifier, a substance that can improve the body's natural response to disease. It binds to IL-2 receptor .
IL-2 is normally produced by the body, secreted by T cells, and stimulates growth and differentiation of T cell response. It can be used in immunotherapy to treat cancer. It enhances the ability of the immune system to kill tumor cells and may interfere with blood flow to the tumor.
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