Description: Interleukin-10, originally known as Cytokine Synthesis Inhibitory Factor (CSIF),
is an 18.6 kDa protein of 160 amino acid residues that shares over 80%
sequence homology with the Epstein-Barr Virus protein BCRFI. The reported
biological activities of IL-10, which maybe interrelated, include inhibition of
macrophage-mediated cytokine synthesis, suppression of the delayed-type
hyper-sensitivity response, and stimulation of the Th2 cell response which
results in elevated antibody production.