Interleukin 11 (IL-11), also known as adipogenesis inhibitory factor(AGIF) or oprelvekin, is a protein than in human species is encrypted by the IL11 gene. Interleukin 11 is part of the IL-6-type cytokine family.
IL-11 is a group of cytokines, which are multifunctional. They are a key regulator of multiple cases in hematopoiesis, most common is of the arousing of megakaryocyte growth. The oprevelkin is used after chemotherapy to prevent Thrombocytopenia in cancer patients. It also takes part in the adjustment of bone cell expansion and in the other hand - bone-resorption. IL-11 can stimulate the expansion of some lymphocites and a boost to the corical thickness and stamina of long bones. It also has functions in many other tissues.