Definition of Chemokine

1. Noun. (context: protein immunology) Any of various cytokines, produced during inflammation, that organize the leukocytes. ¹



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Definition of Chemokine

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Chemokine

1. Cytokines that are chemotactic for leucocytes. The first member of the family was IL-8 interleukin-8) but subsequently many other members have been identified. They can now be sub divided into two groups on the basis of the arrangement of a pair of conserved cysteines: the C x C group includes platelet Factor 4, platelet basic protein, interleukin 8, melanoma growth stimulatory protein, macrophage inflammatory protein 2, the C C group contains This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chemokine

chemodynamics
chemodynesis
chemoembolization
chemoenzymatic
chemoenzymatically
chemofog
chemogenomic
chemogenomics
chemoheterotroph
chemoheterotrophic
chemoheterotrophs
chemoimmunology
chemoimmunotherapy
chemoinformatic
chemoinformatics
chemokine (current term)
chemokine receptor
chemokines
chemokinesis
chemokinetic
chemokyne
chemokynes
chemolithoautotroph
chemolithoautotrophic
chemolithoautotrophs
chemolithotroph
chemolithotrophic
chemolithotrophs
chemolithotrophy
chemoluminescence

Literary usage of Chemokine

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1. Oxygen/Nitrogen Radicals and Cellular Injury edited by Kenneth B. Adler, Robert D. Devlin, Val Vallyathan (2000)
"TNF and increased chemokine expression in rat lung after particle exposure. ... chemokine exprès- 23. sion by rat lung epithelial cells: effects of in vitro ..."

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