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View in Spanish: Linfopoyetina-1

Lymphopoietin-1 (LIM-foh-POY-eh-tin)
One of a group of related proteins made by leukocytes (white blood cells) and other cells in the body. Lymphopoietin-1 is made by cells that cover and support organs, glands, and other structures in the body. It causes the growth of T lymphocytes and B lymphocytes. Lymphopoietin-1 made in the laboratory is used as a biological response modifier to boost the immune system in cancer therapy. Lymphopoietin-1 is a type of cytokine. Also called IL-7 and interleukin-7.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.