Journal of Clinical and Cellular Immunology

Journal of Clinical and Cellular Immunology
Open Access

ISSN: 2155-9899

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IL-21 and Related Diseases

Xiaoyin Niu and Guangjie Chen

IL-21, which is produced by activated NKT cells and CD4+ T cells, exhibits pleiotropic effects not only on a variety of immune cells but also on non-immune cells. It has been demonstrated that IL-21 plays significant roles in the process of autoimmune diseases, inflammatory diseases and cancers. This review intends to give the reader an overview of this cytokine and the relationships between IL-21 and the related diseases of different body systems.