Literature associating IL1B and bacterial meningitis
Interleukin 1, beta; Potent proinflammatory cytokine. Initially discovered as the major endogenous pyrogen, induces prostaglandin synthesis, neutrophil influx and activation, T-cell activation and cytokine production, B-cell activation and antibody production, and fibroblast proliferation and collagen production. Promotes Th17 differentiation of T-cells.
Synonyms: IL1B, IL1Bp, hIL1B, B5BUQ8, C9JSC2 ...