A member of the INTERLEUKIN-1 protein family involved in the maturation of TH2 CELLS and the activation of MAST CELLS; BASOPHILS; EOSINOPHILS and NK CELLS. It is also produced by ENDOTHELIAL CELLS; EPITHELIAL CELLS and FIBROBLASTS; where it can function as an alarmin to modulate immune and inflammatory responses to tissue damage. MeSH
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