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Synonyms: aldesleukin | interleukin-2 | Proleukin®
IL-2 is an approved drug (FDA (1992))
Compound class: Endogenous peptide in human, mouse or rat
Comment: IL-2 and IL-15 are cytokines that share common biological effects, but also exhibit distinct, and sometimes competing, functions . Recombinant IL-2 is used clinically with the generic name aldesleukin.
Abbas et al. (2018) have written a review of IL-2 biology and the progress that has been made in developing IL-2 therapeutics .
View more information in the IUPHAR Pharmacology Education Project: interleukin-2