- Guide to PHARMACOLOGY
Compound class: Endogenous peptide in human, mouse or rat
Comment: IL-11 is a member of the IL-6-type cytokine family. The recombinant form of human IL-11 is an approved drug with INN oprelvekin.
|IL-11 is a thrombopoietic growth factor important for megakaryocyte maturation (i.e. platelet production). Its platelet producing activity is used clinically to treat/prevent severe thrombocytopenia.|