Interleukin 1β (IL-1β) is a proinflammatory cytokine remarkable for its broad range of functions and plays a central role in innate immune defence. It is involved in inflammation and fever, acute phase response and haematopoiesis.

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International Union of Immunological SocietiesUniversity of South AfricaInstitute of Infectious Disease and Molecular MedicineElizabeth Glazer Pediatric Aids FoundationStellenbosch University