Part of the book: Cytokines
Human interleukins (ILs) are a collection of different biological molecules belonging to the group of cytokines, associated with various immune and non-immune systems and different signaling pathways. ILs contribute to the function of different tissues, organs and systems in the human body. They are involved in homeostasis, infectious diseases, autoimmune diseases, cancers and even therapeutics. Due to this knowledge, this chapter aims to summarize the importance of the IL-1 and IL-2 superfamilies.
Part of the book: Interleukins