Epidermal Cell Derived Thymocyte Activating Factor
Epidermal Cell Derived Thymocyte-Activating Factor
Lymphocyte Activating Factor
Macrophage Cell Factor
T Helper Factor
A soluble factor produced by MONOCYTES; MACROPHAGES, and other cells which activates T-lymphocytes and potentiates their response to mitogens or antigens. Interleukin-1 is a general term refers to either of the two distinct proteins, INTERLEUKIN-1ALPHA and INTERLEUKIN-1BETA. The biological effects of IL-1 include the ability to replace macrophage requirements for T-cell activation.